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NEWS - "Fire destroys hay truck, load"

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

Corinne firefighters finish up on a hay truck fire in West Corinne. The 10-wheeler and contents were about a $10,000 loss to J. W. Ferry and Sons. All photos courtesy of Corinne Fire Department.

CORINNE - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, March 7, 2022

Corinne firefighters spent most of Monday afternoon, March 7, extinguishing burning hay bales after a semi-truck carrying a flatbed loaded with hay caught fire.

Corinne Fire Chief Clint Norman said the fire was called in about 3:30 p.m., at 7140 W. 800 N. in West Corinne. A 10-wheeler owned by J. W. Ferry and Sons was carrying 12 one-ton bales of hay headed to feed cows. According to Norman, the bales had been pushed too close to the smoke stack's exhaust, causing the hay to ignite. Parts of the burning load were scattered for about a quarter-mile down the road before the truck stopped.

When crews arrived the truck was fully engulfed. The road was closed for a time as firemen pulled the blazing bales off the flatbed to put them out. They were able to contain the fire to the truck, an older model military issue, and its contents, Norman said they were a total loss, at an estimated $10,000. His department was assisted by Box Elder County Fire.


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