Tractor-trailer loaded with hay catches fire in Yuma

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A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas
A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas
A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas
A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas
A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas A tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay caught fire at Love's Travel Stop in Yuma. By Jennifer Thomas

YUMA, Ariz. -- Investigators are trying to determine what caused a tractor-trailer rig loaded with hay to catch fire in Yuma Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to the Love's Travel Stop, 2931 East Gila Ridge Road, just after 6:30 a.m. and found a tractor-trailer rig with two trailers of stacked hay engulfed in fire.

The burning rig was located west of the Love's building with a trail of burning hay leading from the area of the fuel pumps, according to Yuma Fire Department spokesman Mike Erfert.

Firefighters extinguished the fire but the tractor-trailer was destroyed. Fire personnel remained on scene for several hours dealing with hot spots and disposing of the load of hay.

Erfert said the rig was under the canopy at the fuel pumps when the fire was discovered. The driver got back in the truck and drove it away from the pumps and the Love's building.

Burning hay was dropping off the trailers but did not start other property on fire.

Fire investigators were working on the cause of the fire, but Erfert said it did not appear to be suspicious in nature.