NEAR GRAND MEADOW, Minn. (FOX 47) — A scare early Thursday morning near Grand Meadow for a truck driver hauling live chickens.
Luis Santana, 40, told sheriff’s deputies that he heard a popping noise, and saw flames coming up the driver’s side door.
Santana said he realized his truck was on fire. The Hampton, Iowa man stopped the rig at 180th Street and 770th Avenue near Grand Meadow, got out and ran away. The truck with the live chickens burned.
A call for help came in to 9-1-1 at 2:56 a.m. and the Grand Meadow Fire Department responded and put the fire out. It’s not known how it started.
Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May said the truck is from Prairie’s Best Farms Inc. of Charles City, Iowa.