Pickup truck catches fire in Moffat County Wednesday afternoon
August 10, 2016
A pickup truck hauling a trailer caught fire on Moffat County Road 35 Wednesday afternoon.
No one was injured in the fire, and no animals were in the trailer, according to witnesses on the scene. The truck belonged to Kathy and Lee Fagan.
Kathy Fagan arrived on scene after Craig Fire/Rescue had extinguished most of the flames. Lee Fagan was driving the truck and their daughter, Erin Fagan, 18, and her boyfriend, Dalton Greenwood, 17, were following behind Lee Fagan when smoke began to seep from the truck, Erin Fagan said.
"My boyfriend Dalton and I were driving back from the fairgrounds, because we had just picked up a trailer because we're getting ready to take my pigs in tomorrow. And when we did that, we saw tire tracks on the road and we saw that my dad's tire on the trailer wasn't moving," Erin Fagan said.
They continued to follow her father and they came to a stop about three miles down on County Road 35.
"We stopped because we saw his truck smoking," Erin Fagan said. "They opened it up and saw it smoking some more, so they told me to go get some water. So I took Dalton's car to go get some water. When I came back, all I saw was the truck in flames."
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At first, she had no idea if her father and Dalton were safe.
"I was pretty scared. I couldn't see my dad or Dalton or anything," she said. "It turned out fine. Everyone is OK. You can replace a truck pretty easy, you can't replace anybody's lives."
The incident happened next to Rodney Beason's 35-acre ranch. Ed Beason, the father of Rodney Beason, arrived on scene after his son called him about the fire.
"I'm out here to check on my son's ranch and make sure it wasn't on fire," Ed Beason said.
Luckily, Craig Fire/Rescue extinguished the flames before they spread beyond the truck.
Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff's Office and The Memorial Hospital ambulance team were all on scene.
The Craig Daily Press will update this story as more information becomes available.
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