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Officials suspect lightning in truck fire
Officials think that a lightning strike could have sparked this May 6 blaze that destroyed three semi tractors and two trailers parked at the Lyssy & Eckel Feeds plant on F.M. 541 in Poth. A third trailer also burned, said Second Assistant Chief Steve Martinez of the Poth Volunteer Fire Department.
The fire was reported at approximately 8 a.m. Martinez said the three trucks, which had not been driven since the previous morning, were parked in a line and that the fire appears to have started in the center rig before spreading to those surrounding it. Keith Lyssy of Lyssy & Eckel said no one was injured and that workers reacted quickly to move additional tractor-trailers to keep the fire from spreading.
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