Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Truck Fire Causes Evacuations Yesterday in Pike County


Emergency Management officials say a truck carrying oxidizer caught fire at a strip mine in the Stopover community.

The Phelps Fire Department then worked to evacuate around 150 people as a precaution.

Fire officials then let the fire burn it self out and were able to reopen the area around 4 p.m.

No injuries were reported.


Pike County Emergency Management officials say several agencies are now looking into the cause of the fire.