Fire involving fertilizer truck near Stanton-Wayne County line

PILGER, Neb. -- Multiple agencies responded to a fire involving a truck near 571st Avenue and 846th Road in northeast Nebraska Tuesday afternoon.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says the fire started in the tire of a fertilizer truck near the county line separating Wayne and Stanton Counties.

Officials say the truck was carrying 14-to-15 tons of sulfur, a dry fertilizer.

A hazmat unit from Norfolk responded, in addition to fire units from Winside, Wayne, Stanton, and Norfolk.

The fire is under control but still smoldering. A half-mile perimeter has been set up near the scene. No injuries have been reported.

 

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