Semi-Trailer Fire on Highway 60

September 27, 2022 4:05pm

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A semi-trailer caught fire on Highway 60 early Tuesday morning.  The Sioux County Sheriff’s office responded to the call at 7:25am to a location one-and-one-half miles northeast of Alton.


A Freightliner semi-truck being driven by 77-year-old Larry Krogman of Ashton, was pulling a liquid fertilizer tank trailer northbound on Highway 60 when Krogman reported the rear passenger side tires of the trailer started on fire.  According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s news release, the fire likely started when a tire ruptured and became lodged between the wheels.  The Alton Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported.


The trailer sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.


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The Alton Fire Department was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Orange City Police Department, Alton Ambulance, Orange City Fire Department and Iowa Department of Transportation.