Lightening is believed to be the cause of a fire this morning at a business in Mills County that refurbishes semi tractor-trailers. Pacific Junction and Glenwood firefighters were called to the fire Vehicare in Pacific Junction off Insterstate-29.
Glenwood fire chief Butch Fidler says an employee reported what’s believed to be lightening strike around 7 a.m. Fidler says the employee was outside the compound waiting to get in when the sky lit up and there was a loud bang. He says there was no apparent damage to the employee’s vehicle, but one quarter of a mile in, there was a rolling fire in a group of semis.
Fidler says the fire caused a lot of damage. He says there was a semi that appeared to be struck by lightening, and about seven to eight trailers that were totaled. Fidler says there were trucks across the aisle that had plastic melted off of them from the intense heat of the fire. Fidler says there were no injuries in the fire.