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Semi trailer fire extinguished near Clear Lake

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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