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Truck burns in fire near White Sulphur Springs

Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 17:34:25-04

A pickup is a total loss after an early morning fire about four miles northwest of White Sulphur Springs.

According to Meagher County Fire Chief Rick Seidlitz, the pickup, which was being used to fuel combines, started on fire just before 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Seidlitz said something in the engine department caught on fire and quickly spread to a diesel tank in the back.

Due to the substances involved, firefighters had to use compressed air foam (CAF) to fight the flames.

Although the fire spread to stubble around the pickup, it was mostly contained to the vehicle.

No injuries have been reported. Meagher County and White Sulphur Springs fire agencies responded.

"It was pretty intense," Seidlitz said. "I’m always amazed at the volunteers. They run into danger and don’t even think about it."