An 18 wheeler hauling zinc burns just inside the south end of the Corrigan City Limits (photo by Johnna Lowe).
18 Wheeler Burns, CORRIGAN, June20, 2013 - At approximately 7:30 pm on June 19, 2013, an 18 wheeler driven by Ronald Browning, 61, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was south-bound on US-59. Browning was hauling zinc when he noticed his rig had caught fire. According to Browning, the fire appeared to started at the front end of the trailer. Browning pulled over to the shoulder, grabbed his fire extinguisher and tried with no success to put the fire out. Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Corrigan Police Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Darwon Evans with the Texas Highway Patrol. Firemen extinguished the blaze as the south-bound lanes of 59 were shut down. Traffic was rerouted as south-bound traffic used one lane of the north-bound side to get around the accident. The tractor trailer and it's load were completely totaled. Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was dispatched to clean up the mess. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The scene was cleared sometime after midnight.