Firefighters extinguish blaze in utility trailer

City firefighters responded to a utility trailer hauling hay and straw that was on fire on Route 15 about 7:20 a.m. Monday, according to a fire report by Platoon Chief Frank Shank.

The truck driven by Matthew Weaver, 26, who was working for Ultra Pipeline, of Osceola, was not on fire, but the hay and straw in the utility trailer it was hauling was burning, according to Shank.

Firefighters used two hose lines to douse the flames and city Streets and Parks Department personnel brought equipment to move the hay and straw to the medial strip of the highway and open the roadway to traffic, Shank said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Units were available by 9 a.m.