UPDATE: Semi-trailer loaded with meats, total loss after fire at Flying J Travel Center

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UPDATE: December 29, 2020 3:54 p.m.

According to Assistant Fire Marshal Eddie Mawson, The Wichita Falls Fire Department was called out to vehicle fire at 2311 Jacksboro Hwy at the Flying J Travel Center at 11:02 a.m. 

Upon arrival firefighters found a semitrailer heavily involved in fire.

The semi trailer was a total loss at a value of $30,000.00.  The contents of the trailer were also a total loss valued at an estimate of $40,000.00, according to Mawson.

The trailer was loaded with hot dogs, bologna, and bacon. 

It took approximately 20 minutes to control the fire and there were eight units and 18 firefighters on scene.

No injuries were reported by Mawson.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A burning semi rig at the Flying J Travel  Center on Jacksboro Highway is closing some roadways because of blowing smoke. 

The rig caught fire around 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020, and the contents might be a total loss.  The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

It may also be some time before the site is cleared due to burning items in the trailer.  Fire personnel asked for a backhoe to aid in clearing the burning contents.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for any updates.

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