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UPDATED: (VIDEO) Semi catches fire, driver escapes with no injuries

UPDATED: (VIDEO) Semi catches fire, driver escapes with no injuries
Courtesy/Russ Psota.

Lexington, Neb. — A semi caught fire and burned at 4:25 a.m.  Friday on eastbound Interstate 80 about 4 miles east of Lexington. The semi driver escaped the truck uninjured.  No other vehicles were involved.

Both Lexington Volunteer and Overton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the fire.

LVFD Fire Chief Dahlas Holbein said the fire appeared to start in the rear brakes of the trailer. Inside the trailer, according to Chief Holbein, were pre-packaged vitamins.

The fire was extinguished, but shortly after 8:00 a.m., the Patrol asked Lexington Volunteer Fire Department to bring a grass rig to put out a grass fire developing under the burned semi which apparently was still smoldering.  No information was available on what caused the fire.

Video courtesy of Russ Psota

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