Tractor Trailer loses Wheel in Osoyoos, starts small fire

A tractor trailer lost a wheel on Highway 97 near Hummingbird lane in Osoyoos on Wednesday afternoon, starting a small fire in some cedar bushes.

According to the fire department, the wheel had detached, crossed the lane and then ended up in the bushes.

Thankfully, a young man nearby and a woman across the road doused the fire before it ended up spreading.

Fire Chief Rick Jones says it was very lucky there was no traffic when the wheel came off.