Chenard said he pulled the car up along side of the semi and they saw the back tires of the trailer were engulfed in flames. It was clear the driver was not aware of the problem. Chenard honked his horn to get the driver’s attention and Cuccinelli yelled to the driver out the window and convinced her to pull over.
As soon as they both came to a stop, the Attorney General went to assess the situation.
“I skipped by the cab back to the back of the truck and sure enough it was still on fire,” he said.
Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab of the truck and then went in search of a fire extinguisher. After finding one he instructed Chenard to call for help and he ran to the back of the truck to help the driver put out the flames.