In what turned out to be a fairly routine call, Johnson County Fire responded to a call last Friday afternoon of a vehicle fire on Highway 16 West of Buffalo.
When firefighters arrived, they found a semi-tractor and trailer stopped in the middle of the highway with its brakes on fire. County Fire Chief Wes Johnson explains what they found.
Johnson said the driver of the tractor-trailer spoke little English and could not read the signs for the runaway truck ramp, which is why he stopped in the middle of the highway.
Johnson said firefighters were able to use hand-held fire extinguishers to put out the flames and another truck was brought in to move the trailer the rest of the way down the mountain. The semi was towed into town. There were no injuries in the incident.