A JBLM gate is closed for repairs after driver ran into it and his car burst into flames – AirForceTimes.com

A gate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State is closed for repairs after a driver Bumped into it and his car burst into flames, base officers say.

The incident Occurred round 7:30 p.m. July 18, Jeannie Dimico, a base spokeswoman, informed Air Strain Occasions in an e-mail.

The driving force, who Isn’t affiliated with JBLM, “ran his car into the closed gate of the Woodbrook Housing gate on JBLM McChord Area,” said Dimico. “The car caught hearth and The hearth was extinguished by the JBLM Fire Division. The driving force was arrested by JBLM regulation enforcement; no completely different particulars Can be found. The gate Shall be closed this week for repairs.”

The Staff Decide Advocate has not launched the driver’s identify, Dimico said, including thOn the driver was “impaired.”

“That is an unusual prevalence that not often occurs however is On A daily basis The outcomes of an impaired driver,” she said.

Base officers Wouldn’t launch the make, mannequin or yr of the car.

McChord Area is house to All Sorts of mannequins and missions, Based mostly on the host unit’s internet website.

The 62nd Airlift Wing is the lively-obligation unit on McChord Area and Collectively with its Reserve companion, the 446th Airlift Wing, flies 50 C-17 Globemaster IIIs.

JBLM May even be house to The army I Corps headquarters, the Seventh Infantry Division, 1st Particular Strains Group and the 2nd Battalion, Seventy fifth Ranger Regiment. The Western Air Protection Sector, the Twenty second Particular Methods Squadron and the 361st Recruiting Squadron are amongst Pretty A pair of completely different mannequins stationed On the set up

The incident was first reported on the Air Strain amn/nco/snco Fb Website.

Howard Altman is an award-worthwhile editor and reporter who was earlier thanhand the army reporter for the Tampa Bay Occasions and earlier than thOn the Tampa Tribune, the place he coated USCENTCOM, USSOCOM and SOF writ huge amongst many completely different subjects.