CLYMERS — Firefighters were able to put out a fire in a semi tractor's engine compartment before it spread to the tank of fuel it was hauling at an ethanol plant early Tuesday, Dec. 16.

The Logansport Fire Department responded to the truck fire at Andersons Clymers Ethanol LLC at 7:57 a.m. Tuesday, LFD Captain Mike Woolington said.

Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from the tractor of a semi truck hauling a tank of ethanol just inside the plant's front gate, Woolington said.

They were able to put the fire out in about 5 minutes, Woolington said.

"It didn't take long at all," he added.

There were no injuries, Woolington continued, adding a cause was not determined. The damage to the engine compartment resulted in a total loss.

The truck is owned by Klemm Tank Lines out of Green Bay, Wis.

The Clinton Township Fire Department also responded.

A long line of trucks hauling corn to be processed formed on the side of the highway outside the plant, as the entrance was closed for a short time.

Additional reporting for this story was contributed by J. Kyle Keener.

Reach Mitchell Kirk at mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5130

Reach Mitchell Kirk at mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5130

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