Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 65° Partly Cloudy
News >  Nation

Trailer full of chocolate goes up in flames in Iowa

Associated Press

DEXTER, Iowa – That’s one way to burn calories.

Des Moines television station KCCI reported a semitrailer carrying chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, caught fire Wednesday along Interstate 80 near Dexter in west-central Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol said the truck was headed westbound and had problems with its brakes, which eventually caught fire. The driver pulled off the interstate into a grassy area. The driver was able to unhook the cab from the trailer before the trailer went up in flames.

There were no injuries. But the trailer – and all of its chocolate – were destroyed.

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email