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Fire Damages Semi Tractor, Trailer Near Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — A semi-tractor and trailer were damaged in a fire on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, near Hospers.

According to Hospers Fire Chief Jason Overmole, about 11:15 a.m., the Hospers Fire Department was called to the report of a semi with two tires on fire about a mile south of Alton on Highway 60.

The chief says the fire department saw lots of black smoke as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire.

Overmole says no injuries were reported.

He says the driver told him that a tire blew, and the friction caused the fire.

Chief Overmole reports that there was moderate damage to the back of the tractor and the front of the trailer.

He says the nine firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 45 minutes.

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