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Blaze engulfs tractor trailer

A tractor trailer that caught fire in Saanich sent thick clouds of smoke billowing across the Pat Bay Highway during the morning commute Friday. Saanich Fire said the 18-wheeler was fully engulfed when crews arrived at the scene about 9 a.m.
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A tractor trailer that caught fire in Saanich sent thick clouds of smoke billowing across the Pat Bay Highway during the morning commute Friday.

A tractor trailer that caught fire in Saanich sent thick clouds of smoke billowing across the Pat Bay Highway during the morning commute Friday.

Saanich Fire said the 18-wheeler was fully engulfed when crews arrived at the scene about 9 a.m. in the 4200-block of Dieppe Avenue.

Eight firefighters in two engine trucks were able to get the blaze under control.

The damage is estimated at $150,000. Fire inspectors are trying to determine what caused the blaze.