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Truck overturns, sparks fire near Dusty


Last updated 8/22/2023 at 9:20am

Justin Slayton | The Journal

A truck hauling wheat caught fire Thursday, Aug. 17, promping the closure of state Highwway 26 near Dusty.

DUSTY – State Highway 26 was closed temporarily Thursday, Aug. 17, following a crash that ignited a fire.

The highway was closed after a tractor-trailer caught fire near Milepost 17, firefighters said.

The fire occurred about 4:45 p.m., the state Department of Transportation reported. The burning truck ignited a dry field along the westbound side of the highway.

The highway was closed until 6:11 p.m., when Transportation crews were able to reopen one lane with flaggers directing traffic.

The highway fully reopened at 11 p.m., officials said.

Details of the crash were not reported.


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