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Tractor trailer catches fire on Highway 11/17

OPP respond to tractor-trailer fire early Wednesday morning.

THUNDER BAY – The driver of a tractor trailer avoided injuries early Wednesday morning after the chip hauler caught fire on Highway 11/17.

Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a tractor trailer fire on Highway 11/17, west of Sunshine Loop Road, around 3:40 a.m.

Police attended the scene to conduct traffic control as the trailer portion (chip hauler) of a tractor trailer caught fire.

According to a release, the tractor portion was successfully separated and there were no injuries reported.

Crews are working to remove the trailer from the highway.


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