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Semi Truck Fire Reported on I-70 Near Dorrance

Jan 14 2013 Semi FireA semi truck caught on fire Monday afternoon on eastbound Interstate 70 at mile marker 197 approximately two miles west of Dorrance, according to local law enforcement.

A recent police report said Russell County Rural Fire District #5, Dorrance Fire and Russell County EMS responded to extinguish the blaze that started at around 1:15 PM Monday in the rear drive train area of the tractor and quickly spread to the cab and front of the trailer. Firefighters were out at the scene until about 2:30 Monday afternoon.

No injuries occurred.

Jan 14 2013 Semi Fire distant shot

(Pictures courtesy of Keith Haberer. First picture taken at the scene, second taken at A&D Towing.)

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