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El Reno tractor-trailer fire causes at least eight cattle deaths, officials report

Animal control helped to contain cattle at the scene of a tractor trailer fire in El Reno.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: August 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm •  Published: August 29, 2012
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Eight cattle had to be put down after a tractor-trailer filled with 106 of the animals caught fire in Canadian County, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 9:05 a.m. Wednesday outside of El Reno south of Interstate 40 near Banner and Jensen roads.

An explosion was heard before the fire broke out, an El Reno fire official said. Authorities think a tire blew out and friction sparked the blaze, said Maj. Ross Reuter with the Canadian County Sheriff's Department. The fire was under control by 9:30 a.m.

By 11:15 a.m., authorities rounded up cattle that had been released, Reuter said.

by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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