Truck fire spreads, burning 100 acres of Saline County grass

By Eric Wiley
Salina Journal – March 15, 2018

Fire spread from a pickup truck to grass along Interstate Highway 70 near the Brookville exit Wednesday afternoon, eventually burning about 100 acres, Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said.

Soldan said Shelby Rappel, 21, of Evans, Colo., was driving west on I-70 about 3:15 p.m. when her 2012 Dodge pickup began having mechanical problems. The pickup eventually caught fire.

The fire first spread into grass in the ditch along the interstate before making its way north into pasture owned by Brett Robbins.

Rappel was not injured, Soldan said.

Firefighters with Saline County Rural Fire District No. 3 took about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze, Soldan said.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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