40,000 Lbs of Rice – Midnight Trailer Fire West of City LimitsJuly 9th, 2010 by Joe Burgess
Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Monticello Fire Dept responded, to find the trailer of the big-rig (containing an estimated 40,000 of Uncle Ben’s rice products) on fire, on the shoulder of the highway.
After extinguishing the outside blazes, the firefighters then had to unload the back section of the trailer by hand, in order to get to the area of the floor and wall that were still a “hot spots”.
Triple A Towing was called to move the remains of the trailer off of the highway.
The driver picked up the load of rice products in Greenville, MS, and was to deliver it to Mesquite, TX.