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Driver escapes after tractor-trailer catches fire

MARATHON, Ont. – The driver of a tractor-trailer narrowly avoided injury after the vehicle caught fire.
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MARATHON, Ont. – The driver of a tractor-trailer narrowly avoided injury after the vehicle caught fire.

The transport was headed east on Highway 17 on Wednesday night when the driver pulled over the vehicle  about 35 kilometres east of Marathon after it started experiencing mechanical issues and subsequently erupted in flames.

The driver was able to escape the vehicle and was not injured.

Marathon fire crews responded and extinguished the flames.

The incident resulted in the highway being closed for about an hour.