Semi-fire off I-80 Wed. morning


August 31st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Marne and Atlantic were called early this (Wed.) morning to report of two semi-tractors on fire at the exit 51 off-ramp of Interstate 80 eastbound. The call came in at around 4:50-a.m.   One of the semi’s was pulling another. Both were said to have been fully engulfed in flames and were a total loss. No one was in either cab when crews were dispatched. Flames were visible at least one-mile away, by law enforcement and fire fighters responding to the scene.

Images from the Marne Fire and Rescue Facebook page

Images from the Marne Fire and Rescue Facebook page

Marne1In a separate incident, Griswold Fire was called to the scene of an overturned fuel truck at around 5-a.m. today (Wednesday). The accident happened near 650th and Wichita Road. No injuries were reported. Some diesel fuel was leaking from the vehicle after the crash. No other details are available.