The truck caused severe smoke damage to the roofing company as well
as Legends Billiards and Bar, which rents out the front of the
Fire Chief Kent Hulett said the fire was reported at 5:56 p.m., with
a first respondent on the premises within four minutes.
Fire and rescue units from Lincoln, Lincoln Rural and Atlanta
responded to the fire, with the Mount Pulaski Fire Department taking
over watch of the city of Lincoln while units battled the blaze.
Although there is an initial report of little fire damage to the
structure's interior, the smoke damage is considered extensive and
could reach six figures, according to a preliminary report by Hulett.
There is no determination at this time as to what caused the
truck to burst into flames.
Further information, including more pictures, will be forthcoming
in tomorrow morning's edition.