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Truck total loss in Friday’s fire

May 18th, 2017 under Top Stories » Uncategorized
(Sheriff’s Office photo) A truck caught fire on the side of Highway 67 between Marfa and Cibolo Creek Ranch on Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire.

(Sheriff’s Office photo)
A truck caught fire on the side of Highway 67 between Marfa and Cibolo Creek Ranch on Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire.

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A vehicle fire Friday afternoon resulted in no injuries but a total loss when a truck caught fire on the side of Highway 67.

The Marfa Volunteer Fire Department responded to the truck fire around 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.  The department sent a rescue truck and a brush truck, according to department chief Gary Mitschke.

The fire had spread from the truck to the grass on the roadside, but Border Patrol agents and Texas Department of Transportation employees had mostly extinguished the flames before the fire department arrived, Mitschke said.

The identity of the driver was not released, but no one was injured in the fire. It appeared the driver and passengers had pulled over and exited the truck when they noticed the engine was smoking, Mitschke said.

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