Fire In Boyden Destroys Semi Tractor

Boyden, Iowa — A semi tractor was destroyed in a fire in Boyden early on Friday, May 30th.
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About 4:30 AM, the Boyden Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire parked on Main Street in Boyden, IA.

Upon further investigation, emergency responders found a 2005 Peterbilt semi-tractor, owned by Vern Smit, of Boyden, fully engulfed with fire. A grain trailer attached to the Peterbilt was also damaged by the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The Peterbilt and trailer sustained approximately $100,000 in damages.

A mechanical issue with the Peterbilt is believed to be the cause of the fire.

The Boyden Fire Department was assisted by the sheriff’s office and the Boyden Ambulance crew.

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