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Semi trailer, apples destroyed in fire

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PATEROS — Fire destroyed a trailer filled with apples on Highway 97 just south of Pateros on Saturday.

The driver and tractor escaped unharmed, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The driver pulled over at about 10:20 a.m. after realizing his trailer had caught on fire, Trooper Darren Wright said. When he was unable to extinguish the fire, he disconnected the tractor.

The fire apparently started in the trailer’s refrigeration unit, Wright said.

No official reports were released since there were…

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