Chip off the ol’ trailer: Container storing 40,000 pounds of potato chips catches fire in Ocala

Vehicle fire occurred at 3031 W Silver Springs Blvd.

It was crunch time for Ocala Fire Rescue Thursday when they put out a fire in a trailer carrying about 40,000 pounds of potato chips.

OCALA, Fla. – It was crunch time for Ocala Fire Rescue Thursday when they put out a fire in a trailer carrying about 40,000 pounds of potato chips.

Firefighters said they responded to Outlaw Snax, located at 3031 W. Silver Springs Blvd., shortly before 2 p.m.

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Upon arrival, crews said they found a detached trailer filled with chips consumed in flames.

No one was hurt, but the chips could not be saved.

No injuries were reported, fire rescue said.

The trailer, located at Firefighters said they responded to Outlaw Snax, 3031 W Silver Springs Blvd., was carrying about 40,000 pound of potato chips. (Ocala Fire Rescue)

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