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Semi Trailer Catches Fire on 218 Thursday Morning

Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 6:22 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

Brake issues led to a fire on Highway 218 yesterday. The fire reported at 6:30 in the morning on the off ramp of the Riverside/Lone Tree exit damaged the trailers rear, where the fire broke out. According to Riverside Fire Department Deputy Chief, Chad Smothers, who was on scene, the brakes on the trailer malfunctioned; creating the friction that sparked the fire. He says the fire was contained within the hour, and adds no cargo was damaged.