TIRE FIRE DESTROYS TRAILER AND MEAT

Posted 1 year ago

By John Axtell

NSP logo    There was an unintended BBQ of sorts Friday morning about 8:00 near Dix. The Nebraska State Patrol says a semi with a trailer of boxed meat was eastbound on Interstate 80 when a tire on the trailer blew near the Dix interchange and caught fire.

The driver was able to stop safely, unhook the tractor, and move it away…but the trailer and the meat both burned. The driver was unhurt, but the loss to the trailer and its load were put at $150,000.