Discarded cigarette lights hay trailer in Crawford County, Kan.

“Yes you can start a fire when you throw your cigarette out," CCFD No.2/Arma Fire Dept state in a release of information. “We are still under a burn ban."
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Semi trailer loaded with hay catches fire on US-160 in Crawford County, Kansas on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Courtesy Arma Fire/CCFD No.2.

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — Wednesday afternoon CCFD No.2 crew from Arma Fire Dept were dispatched to US-160 near 260th Ave. to reports of a trailer hauling hay on fire.

The semi driver was able to unhook his truck from the trailer before it was damaged.

“Firefighters are on scene battling extreme temperatures to extinguish a semi trailer full of hay bales that caught fire.” — Arma Fire

FIRE WAS ON US-160, JUST A FEW MILES WEST OF THE MISSOURI STATE LINE.  

It was reported that an oncoming car threw out a cigarette that lit the load on fire.

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“We are still under a burn ban,” CCFD No.2 state in a release of information. “Yes you can start a fire when you throw your cigarette out 🚬 🔥.”

Wednesday evening Firefighters remained on scene to monitor the fire. Due to the large amount of bales, the fire was allowed to burn down as crews monitored.

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Semi trailer loaded with hay catches fire on US-160. Driver was able to unhook from trailer safely before fire spread to cab. Crawford County, Kansas on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Courtesy Arma Fire/CCFD No.2.

The trailer sustained damage and was removed by Schrader’s Towing.

Frontenac Fire Department assisted with mutual aid.

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