A truck owned by R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. delivering rock to a home construction site Monday afternoon caught fire south of Lawrence after its bucket was raised into a 7,200-volt power line south of Lawrence. Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said the truck’s driver, Isaac Taylor, 62, of Baldwin City, was able to get out of the 2006 Mack dump truck and was not injured.
It occurred in the 900 block of East 1264 Road near U.S. Highway 59 and County Road 458. Wakarusa Township firefighters responded, and the truck was a total loss, Lewis said.