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A pop and a whoosh


July 4, 2019

Grace Moore

Very little could be salvaged of the vehicle or its contents.

A commercial Ford F450 hauling ground sheeting to the oil fields in North Dakota burned to the ground last Thursday morning on Interstate 90 eastbound at approximately mile marker 171.

Moorcroft volunteer firefighter Jeff Holberg, who was among the first responders, said that the driver started in Gillette earlier in the morning and stopped in Moorcroft for fuel; after traveling another 13 miles, he heard a "pop" under the hood and, by the time he pulled the vehicle over into the nearby parking turnout, he had enough time to escape the truck before "whoosh".

"We obviously didn't make it h...

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