Multiple fires

Beresford Fire fought multiple fires at mile marker 50 on I-29 on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 08:45. The box/van truck was on fire when the driverpulled it out of the driving lane and onto the shoulder of the interstate. The driver and passenger jumped out of the burning truck. The fully involved fire caused grass fires that rapidly moved north and south in the ditch and into a bean field. Firefighters quickly gained control of the main fire and had to deal with 30 gallons of hydraulic oil that continued to burn. Foam was applied to the area and the firefighters were able to extinguish the burning oil, ceasing the chance of an explosion. Meanwhile other crews fought the grass fires that had gone about half a mile in distance plus a bean field fire. The Centerville Fire Department was called to assist and to bring water to the scene. Approximately 3,500 gallons of water was used during extinguishment.



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