Truck hauling hay catches fire in town of Lee

Photo of Elmer Hill Road fire sent in by Mark Thomas, of Rome.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says exhaust from the truck caught the load on fire.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 1:52 PM

LEE, N.Y. -- A large fire, was in motion, on Elmer Hill Road in the town of Lee.

A truck hauling hay caught fire at the Delta Avenue intersection.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says exhaust from the truck caught the load on fire.

The driver, John Collins from Rome tried to put the fire out but the flames spread too quickly. He attempted to dump the hay into the roadway to save the truck.

Deputies had to close the road for more than an hour while firefighters worked to control the fire.

No one was hurt.

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