Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Truck Fire At Wastewater Treatment Site

(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department responded to a straight truck that caught on fire at the construction site of the new Le Mars wastewater treatment facility located at 30979 Highway 3.  The fire was reported at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning. The truck is owned by Mongan Painting and Sandblasting of Cherokee.  When fire officials arrived on the scene, the truck was fully engulfed. The fire was contained primarily to the engine and cab of the truck which is listed as a total loss. The truck's cargo unit was carrying an industrial air compressor that was not affected by the fire.   The cause of the fire appears to be an electrial malfunction with the wire from the truck's battery back to the compressor in the cargo area. The fire remains under investigation.  There were no injuries.  Fire officials were on the scene for about a half an hour.

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