Semi hauling beef destroyed by fire on I-80 in Cass County


October 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two people in a semi tractor trailer were transported by Medivac Ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, after their rig caught fire this (Friday) on the Olive Street Exit from Interstate 80 eastbound (Exit 57/Cass County Road N-16). Atlantic Firefighter Gene Schmeling told KJAN News the driver of the semi had pulled-off the road to check on the trailer “Reefer” (the refrigeration unit), when he discovered flames. Atlantic Fire was notified of the incident at around 1:24-a.m. and was back in town by around 4:30.

The truck and its load of beef were a total loss. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and no other details are currently available.