GREEN RIVER — A semi truck and trailer hauling food was a complete loss after a fire quickly engulfed it yesterday afternoon. The semi truck was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 between Green River and Granger at the time of the fire.
According to a social media post from the Green River Fire Department (GRFD), at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, the department responded to a semi truck fire reported near mile marker 82 westbound on I80. However the fire was actually at mile marker 77. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a semi truck and trailer fully engulfed in flames. The truck was hauling frozen food at the time of the fire.
Firefighters were on scene for three hours to make certain the fire was extinguished, the post states. No one was injured, but the truck and trailer were a total loss.
“We would like to thank Sweetwater Combined Communications for all their assistance in getting us where we needed to be and the help with communications between all agencies,” the GRFD stated.
Those agencies also responding were Wyoming State Patrol, Castle Rock Ambulance, Sweetwater County Fire, and Granger Fire Department.