Straw fire blocks MoPac Trail

By: Jenn Hatcher

A fire east of Lincoln blocked the MoPac Trail for a short time Thursday afternoon.

Waverly and Eagle-Alvo Rural Fire Departments were called to 162nd just off Highway 34.

A trailer full of straw ignited.

With help from local farmers, firefighters were able to knock the flames down quickly.

Ben Glantz with the Alvo/Eagle Fire Department told Channel 8, “We showed up to a fully engulfed trailer. It’d already been disconnected from the vehicle pulling it, which was good.”

Firefighters say sparks from a blown tire on the trailer started the blaze.

Total loss is about $5,000.

No one was hurt.