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Tractor trailer flames up
Tractor Trailer Fire pic
Dawson County Emergency Services workers responded last week to a tractor trailer that caught fire outside the Dawson County Transfer Station. - photo by Frank Reddy Dawson Community News

Firefighters arrived on scene last week when a tractor trailer full of used furniture caught fire outside the transfer station off Burt Creek Road.

 

Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond said nobody was injured in the short-lived blaze Feb. 18, but much of the trailer was destroyed.

 

“It appeared the furniture inside the trailer caught fire,” Thurmond said. “Probably from a cigarette that may have been dropped in.”

 

Thurmond added that transfer station employees “did a good job of fighting the fire before we arrived.

 

“They used their fire extinguishers and water hoses to knock down most of the flames prior to our arrival,” he said.

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