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SOUTH SIOUX CITY | Some cattle were burned Thursday morning after a semi-trailer truckĀ  pulling them caught fire on a highway ramp at the south edge of South Sioux City.

South Sioux City Fire Department Chief Clint Merithew said the truck was hauling cattle and one of the rear tires blew out, and eventually caught fire as the driver sought to find an exit for services.

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He said the driver was not injured, but the fire spread from the tire through the trailer and burned a few cattle.

The fire crew responded about 3 a.m. and put the fire out with little difficulty at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Dakota Avenue in South Sioux City.

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