At 10:39 a.m. on March 6, 2023, Sidney firefighters were dispatched to Auria of Sidney at 2000 Schlater Drive for a dumpster fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a fully involved semi-trailer fire. The trailer was full of material from the manufacturing process of the company.
Crews completed quick extinguishment of the semi-trailer, using an aerial device and multiple hand lines.
The fire loss to the semi-trailer is estimated at $15,000, no exposure damage was noted.
Crews were on scene for over two hours for overhaul on the semi-trailer.
Six personnel were called into man fire station 1 while the incident was going on. Crews handle multiple calls during this time.
No injuries were noted to firefighters or plant employees.
The cause of the fire is believed to be spontaneous combustion.
Ryan Heitman, Lieutenant