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Truck fire sparks manhunt

5:42 PM, Dec 21, 2010   |    comments
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Augusta, MO (KSDK) -- A truck fire in Augusta that left one man severely injured also sparked a massive manhunt.

Truck fire pictures

Firefighters were called to Highway 94 and Jackson Road around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

When they arrived they found a truck engulfed in flames and a man lying nearby with severe burns to his, arms, legs chest and face. Injuries so severe he had to be airlifted to a hospital.

St. Charles County Sheriff's deputies said the fire was so intense they initially suspected a mobile meth lab was to blame. But they said the damage to the truck was so extensive they don't know what caused the fire.

Deputies also received a report that a man ran from the truck into the woods. That sparked a massive manhunt, but the search turned up nothing.


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