Vehicle and Trailer Carrying Hot Air Balloon Catches Fire Sedona

Tuesday morning Sedona Fire crews were dispatched to a reported hot air balloon fire on Dry Creek Road. Fire Marshal Jon Davis says upon arrival crews found a fully involved vehicle and trailer loaded with a hot air balloon and propane tanks. He says the pilot was filling the propane tanks when he heard an unusual noise and saw a plume of fire venting from one of the propane tanks. Davis says the driver likely prevented larger fire by moving the truck onto the road and away from the brush. The driver suffered some burns on his arms and was transported to Sedona Emergency Center. Damage is estimated at $35,000.