Trailer Fire

By Ray Nolting
Parsons Sun – September 14, 2018

An Old Dominion Freight Line trailer caught on fire on U.S. 400 near Jackson Road Thursday afternoon. The tractor was towing two trailers eastbound on the highway and the fire started in the second trailer near the front axle on the driver’s side. Labette Fire District No. 9 firefighters responded to and extinguished the fire, which closed U.S. 400 for about 30 minutes as emergency equipment and personnel worked the scene. The driver said the brake may have locked up on the wheels or the tires blew to cause the fire. Chunks of tire could be seen west of the fire on the highway for about a mile. The driver disconnected the second trailer, which was empty, and pulled away from it before firefighters arrived.

 

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