Semi catches fire west of Moorcroft
June 10, 2021
The Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire last Friday at 5:25 p.m. immediately west of town on Highway 51. A locally owned semi tractor/trailer was traveling with a full cargo of gravel when a tire on the trailer caught fire.
Police Chief Bill Bryant answered the page for assistance and reports that, “Basically, the page came out that there was a tire on fire on a trailer. They didn’t say anything else so I was going to run down and try to put it out quickly, [but] when I got there, the trailer was engulfed and the fire warden [Doug Leis] was there.”