By Newton Fire Department and EMS

NEWTON, Kan. — Newton firefighters continue to work hot spots after a large fire caused by a wreck on U.S. 50 that injured two people.

The incident began about 1 p.m. today when a minivan traveling west on U.S. 50 near Old Main blew out a tire. The driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median and hit an eastbound semi. The semi then left the road and struck an RV storage facility, starting the fire. The fire also spread to the grass on the north side of U.S. 50.

The driver of the minivan was taken by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with minor injuries. The semi driver was able to extricate himself from the wreck and was taken by a private vehicle to NMC Health with minor injuries.

Multiple RVs burned in the fire, and the building structure was seriously damaged. About 25 acres on the north side of U.S. 50 burned, but crews were able to keep the fire from jumping SW 14th Street toward the residential neighborhood.

Newton Fire/EMS gives their sincere thanks to Halstead Fire/EMS, Hesston Fire/EMS, Sedgwick Fire-Rescue for their assistance.

Photos Credited to Newton Fire/EMS