Tractor destroyed in blaze at Ackerman Oil

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Photo provided by the Jasper Fire Department

Jasper –  A semi tractor was destroyed in a fire at Ackerman Oil this morning.

According to Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang, at 4:55 a.m. a passerby reported seeing flames coming from a semi tractor parked at the Ackerman Oil parking lot on the north side of the property.

The 2007 International was connected to an empty tanker used to haul oil. The semi was completely destroyed but the tanker did not appear to be damaged in the fire.

Due to the extent of damages from the fire, Hochgesang stated they have no idea what started the fire.

Three fire engines responded with 21 fire fighters for about 45 minutes.