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By Don Ogle 

Trailer fire results in response from four local departments


August 2, 2017

Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Sidney firemen extinguish burning tires after a blowout on a portable cement batch plant resulted in a fire on I-80 Saturday. Four fire departments responded to the incident, which saw several hundred acres of grass burned.

Four fire departments responded to a fire that originated on Interstate 80 over the weekend and spread into nearby grassland, placing a feedlot and cattle nearby pastures in danger.

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department was called to the report of a semi trailer on fire just before 2 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival at the scene, near mile marker 53 west of Sidney, firemen witnessed one of the vehicle's burning tires burst, throwing burning rubber into dry grass on the south side of the interstate, according to Keith Stone, Sidney fire chief.

While Sidney firemen concentrated on the vehicle fire, to...

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