UPDATED – HOWARD LAKE – Jami Berg was an eyewitness on the scene of a truck fire at Munson Lakes Nutrition Monday night, and captured the image above. “I happened to notice it because the smoke was coming across Highway 12 and we thought it was fog at first, which seemed odd,” Berg said. Berg said his father, Joey, placed the call to 911, and the Howard Lake Fire Department was on-scene within three to four minutes.
Brian J. Yager, a Safety Compliance/Credit Manager for Munson Lakes Nutrition said Wednesday afternoon that the cause of the fire remains a mystery.
Yager confirmed the Munson Lake Nutrition-owned vehicle involved was a delivery van/truck used for the transportation of bagged animal food. Yager also indicated the vehicle was nearly a total loss, but said the lift gate might be salvageable. No one was injured during the incident, and Yager confirmed there was no further property damage.
Both Yager and Munson Lakes Nutrition General Manager John Zander expressed “high regard” for the fast action of the Howard Lake Fire Department.
See the Friday, Sept. 21 edition of Herald Journal for additional information.