Car fire on I-80 in Cass County – No injuries


August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a car fire Friday evening on Interstate 80 in Cass County. According to dispatch reports, the fire occurred at around 7:40-p.m. on I-80 eastbound at the 50.85-mile marker.

Firefighters look over the burned out vehicle. (Mike Kennon photo)

Car fire on I-80 (Courtesy MIke Kennon/Cass Co. Emergency Management Agy,)

Firefighters from Marne and Atlantic responded to the scene. Authorities said the driver of the car, and only occupant, escaped unharmed. Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon told KJAN News the driver and another motorist were on their way back to Des Moines after purchasing the car at an auction, when the blaze broke out.

Earlier in the afternoon, Friday, a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer caught fire on I-80 near the Cass/Adair County line. The truck appeared to have been a total loss, but no animals or humans were injured.There is no more information currently available.

And, firefighters from Anita and Wiota were called to help extinguish a grass fire that was burning dangerously close to a barn and residence, Friday afternoon. The blaze was reported at around 1:50-p.m., at about 140th and Delta Avenue, in northwestern Adair County. No other details are available at this time.