Truck fire at CGB facility in Falls City

(KLZA)-- The Falls City Volunteer Fire Department and Richardson County Emergency Management responded to a fire call Thursday afternoon to the Consolidated Grain and Barge facility on the south edge of Falls City.

Around 2:30 a semi-tractor driven by Gerald Bohling had brake and airline issues and a rear tire on the truck caught on fire.

CGB personnel used three fire extinguishers in an attempt to put the fire out, but were unsuccessful.

Fire Department Information Office Jon McQueen said the fire department applied water to the rear axle area and remained on the scene for approximately 90 minutes monitoring the temperature with a thermal imaging camera to make sure the hub was cooled.

Damage was estimated at around $2000 to the 1991 MAC tractor.

McQueen thanked local grain haulers for their patience while a fire hose blocked access to the grain facility.

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