Jun 11, 2024

30,000 pounds of french fries burn on Interstate 70

Posted Jun 11, 2024 3:00 PM
Photo  by Garry Berges
Photo  by Garry Berges

GEARY COUNTY —A load of french fries went up in flames Tuesday in Geary County.

Just after 1:30a.m. Geary County Fire responded to a semi trailer fully engulfed in flames on Interstate 70 just east of Milford Lake Road, according to Geary County Rural Fire Chief Garry Berges.

The truck was a refrigerated unit carrying approximately 30,000 pounds of french fries. There were no injuries reported.

The eastbound I-70 off ramp will be closed until about noon while cleanup continues. Berges estimates the total loss at $80,000.