UPDATE: Emergency Crews Respond To Truck Fire

Date posted - October 10, 2016

Sheldon, Iowa — Details have been released about a fire that Sheldon firefighters fought in the early hours of Saturday, October 8th.
Sheldon Fire Tanker 1 Sept 2015
Sheldon Fire Company Chief Jerry Meyer reports that early on Saturday morning, the Sheldon Fire Company was called out to a semi-trailer on fire north of Sheldon on Highway  60.

When they got there, Meyer says they found that the semi-trailer was fully engulfed in flames and that the driver had unhooked the tractor from trailer and was a safe distance away.

Firefighters extinguished the fire using about 2000 gallons of water and were on scene for about two hours.

According to Meyer, the driver said he heard a bang and then another and noticed fire coming out of bottom rear of the trailer. He pulled over on the shoulder of the road and made an attempt to put out the fire but the extinguisher went dry.

The trailer was a total loss, but no estimate of the amount of damage is available, says Meyer.

Meyer says no injuries were reported.

He says the Fire Company was assisted by the Sheldon Emergency Management Agency.


Original Story:

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were awakened by their pagers in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Reports indicate that the Sheldon Fire Company and Sheldon EMA were called to the report of a truck fire just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning (October 8th, 2016) at Highway 60 and Northwest Boulevard, north of Sheldon.

On-scene reports indicate that a semi trailer hauling pork products caught on fire causing the closure of the southbound lanes of Highway 60 as Sheldon firefighters fought the fire.

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