Edmonson Voice Staff
photos courtesy of Matt Minton
The Kyrock Fire Department responded to a call of a truck on fire this evening around 7pm on the farm of Matt Minton on 259 North near the JR Food Store. Minton said the flatbed Ford Ranger caught fire while he was driving it.
"The truck lost power and when I got out, there was fire on the ground and liquid flames dripping from the engine," Minton said. "I believe it was a blown transmission line that leaked onto an already hot exhaust."
Firefighters were unable to save the truck, but Minton was deeply thankful for the amazing effort from emergency personnel.
"I'd like to give a shout out to the great work of the E C dispatch and the Kyrock fire department," he added. "They were all prompt, professional, and awesome."
Instead of complaining about the loss of a farm truck, he looked for the positive in the situation. "(The) truck was a total loss but could have been worse if not for the hard work of everyone involved...Too many people to name. Thank you."
Minton said he feels like that sometimes emergency personnel do so much but are often looked over. "We are very grateful for all of these men and women who take time out of their own schedule to take care of people."
Minton added, "I would really like to stress how proud I am of everyone involved. They were fantastic."
No injuries were reported and no other personal property was reported damaged.