Heating up cold truck with fire: bad idea! | SummitDaily.com

Heating up cold truck with fire: bad idea!

Special to the Daily/Lake Dillon Fire-RescueLake Dillon Fire-Rescue crews battle a truck fire at the Summit County landfill.

Workers using an alternative heating method in abominably cold weather this morning sparked a fire at a mountain landfill.

The fire broke out about 9:40 a.m. at the Summit County landfill, just off of U.S. Highway 6 between Keystone and Dillon, said Steve Lipsher, a Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue spokesman.

Workers at the landfill put a pan with lit charcoal in it under a semi-tractor’s oil pan, in an attempt to help heat the engine in minus 30 degree weather, and the tractor caught fire.

“This is one of those things that is directly related to the weather,” Lipsher said. “They had a unique adaptation for handling it.”

No one was injured in the fire.

Read more at http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_17272515

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