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Video+Gallery: Sunday Morning Tractor Trailer Fire Ties Up Traffic in Horizon City

Horizon City’s Sunday morning got off to a smokey start, as  a semi truck and trailer caught fire right in the center of town.

Shortly after 10 a.m., a tractor trailer loaded with liquid detergent caught fire at the intersection of Horizon Boulevard and Darrington Road.

Witnesses said the driver of the truck continued to drive, even after the rear of the cab was on fire; bystanders finally flagged him down and he stopped short of the stoplight.

With smoke pouring from the truck and tires popping, the Horizon City Fire Department responded quickly, alongside the Horizon Police Department.

As HCPD diverted traffic around the growing blaze, HCFD crews set about to extinguish the fire.  Within minutes crews had put out the majority of the quick-burning fire, using both a ground attack to hit hotspots, along with the water cannon to douse the smoldering cargo.

The driver of the truck escaped the blaze with no injuries, however both the truck and the trailer were a complete loss.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Semi truck on fire on Horizon Blvd. near Town Hall. Full Story+Gallery: https://horizoncity.com/videogallery-horizon-city-fire-department-battles-scary-sunday-morning-semi-truck-fire/

Posted by HorizonCity.com on Sunday, January 13, 2019

El Paso Police Announce Death of Fellow Officer

The El Paso Police Department announced Monday afternoon the death of one of their own, after a multi-car crash last week on the city’s Eastside.

In a brief statement to the press, EPPD officials said Officer David Ortiz died Monday afternoon from injuries he sustained on March 10, 2016.  Officer Ortiz was struck from behind while at a traffic light along the 1500 block of Lee Trevino.

Prior to his time with the EPPD, Officer Ortiz worked with the Horizon City Police Department.  In a Facebook statement, HCPD officials shared the following:

There is a huge void in our hearts and it saddens us to say that today we lost one of our own. Some of us have been very fortunate to have been a part of his life. Officer David “Little Dave” Ortiz will be terribly missed. He was a great Officer and true friend to many. We will always love you brother and will never forget you. Rest In Peace!

Chief Michael McConnell
Assistant Chief Manuel Rico and  the men and women of the Horizon City Police Department

Information on services for Officer Ortiz have not been released; however, a GoFundMe account was set up by Officer Ortiz’s family, and can be accessed HERE.

Officer Ortiz is the 31st Officer to be killed in the line of duty with the El Paso Police Department.

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