Norfolk Fire Division responds to pair of vehicle fires over the weekend

July 30, 2018

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Fire Division responded to a semi-trailer on fire Saturday evening.

According to Captain Lannce Grothe, first arriving units saw heavy smoke and moderate flames coming from the garbage trailer at 600 East Monroe Avenue.

It took approximately ten firefighters and five rigs about ten minutes to control the fire and another hour and a half to overhaul the trailer.

Grothe said the property was occupied and owned by the City of Norfolk, and sustained around $1,000 in damages.

The Norfolk Police Division and Norfolk Transfer Station assisted.

No injuries were reported and the cause of fire is still under investigation.

ALSO,The Norfolk Fire Division responded to a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon.

According to Lieutenant Bob Nelson, first arriving units were dispatched to the 3900 block of West Norfolk Avenue and saw heavy smoke and flames coming from a 1997 Chrysler minivan parked in a driveway on the south side of Norfolk Avenue.

It took four firefighters and two rigs less than five minutes to control the fire and another 20 minutes to overhaul hot spots.

Nelson says the fire started in the rear of the vehicle as it was being driven eastbound on Highway 275.

The owner of the vehicle is Stanley Sojak of Neligh.

The vehicle was considered a total loss and the cause of the fire was undetermined.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

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