Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers jokingly mourning the loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company and a police escort delivered dozens of doughnuts to the city police department Wednesday afternoon.

Officer Kyle Mounce says no one was injured when a Krispy Kreme truck caught fire in the city on Monday, but the truck's doughnuts were ruined. The fire's cause was unclear as of Monday.

Lexington police shared posts on social media of the burned truck and officers jokingly mourning the loss.

The posts were widely shared online and police departments across the country offered their condolences. The chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme, Dave Skena, says the company wanted to comfort the department in their time of sorrow.

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It could have been a bigger tragedy, as this Krispy Kreme doughnut truck was not carrying any delicious treats after going up in flames Monday afternoon.

The fire occurred near Man o' War Boulevard and Pink Pigeon Parkway causing lane closures.

The driver was traveling on the interstate after making a delivery in Morehead. He noticed some smoke in the cab of the truck and pulled off. Another driver flagged him down and told him his truck was on fire. No one was hurt.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire shortly after it was reported. It is unknown how the fire started at this time.

The truck is expected to be a total loss.

Lexington police were able to make light of the situation after everything was resolved, as they took to social media to show their displeasure over the loss of the truck.