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Trailer catches fire on I-25 in Colorado


Authorities in Colorado say that fire did heavy damage to packages and a trailer in Pueblo County on Wednesday.

Around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, police and firefighters responded to a call about a vehicle fire on I-25 at mile marker 88, about 12 miles south of Pueblo, Colorado.

When crews arrived, they found smoke coming from the front of one of two trailers being hauled by a FedEx truck. The driver of the truck was going north on Interstate 25 when he said he noticed smoke coming from one of the trailers he was pulling. The driver pulled off I-25 and was able to detach the smoldering trailer and instinctively moving the truck and a second attached trailer away from the area,” the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Multiple fire/rescue agencies responded and were able to extinguish the trailer fire and unload cargo from the trailer. Crews were able to save more than half of the packages in the trailer.

No one was injured.

The cause of the trailer fire is under investigation, though police say that it appears to be “accidental in nature.”

“We thank all our partner agencies for the great teamwork in assisting us with getting this fire under control and preventing it from spreading through the trailer and to the nearby grassland,” said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor.


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