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Semi trailer fire extinguished near Clear Lake


This news story was published on July 1, 2016.
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fireCLEAR LAKE – A blown tire helped start a semi trailer on fire late Thursday night near Clear Lake.

On June 30th, 2016 at 11:17 PM, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office responded to Exit 188 northbound on ramp to Interstate 35 for a semi trailer that had blown a tire and caught fire. Kirby Lynn Newsom, age 55 of Ankeny, Iowa, was driving a semi truck with a dual trailer owned by Old Dominion. A rear tire on the second trailer blew out and started the trailer on fire.

Newsom was not injured in the incident.

Clear Lake Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

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2 Responses to Semi trailer fire extinguished near Clear Lake

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Were any illegals injured ?

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      July 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Reading comprehension problems?? It was a semi with a blow out and no one was injured. Read slower next time, or pronounce the words out loud. That might help.