February 6, 2023

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I-70 FIRE: Local animal rescue out thousands after trailer destroyed in I-70 fire

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BENNETT, Colo. (KDVR) — A truck fire that shut down Interstate 70 for nearly five hours on Saturday turned out to belong to a local animal rescue.

Tuff’s Animal Rescue out of Bennett was hauling hay to feed their livestock at their ranch when it caught on fire along I-70 on Saturday.

Paul Skaggs was the one driving the truck that was hauling the trailer and hay when he smelled smoke and saw the flames in his rearview mirror.

“It was very nerving to see that much hay up in flames,” Skaggs said.

None of the hay was salvageable and the trailer was a total loss. The owners of the rescue said it’s already taken a hit to their operation.

Skaggs said the hay cost a ton of money, but…

Gabby Easterwood

2022-07-31 19:27:17

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