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Tractor-trailer catches fire on turnpike near Delmont, North Hempfield

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Delmont

Tractor-trailer carrying animal feed catches fire

Firefighters from North Hempfield and Delmont were called shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday to douse a tractor-trailer that caught fire as it was headed north on the Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass (Pennsylvania Turnpike 66) between the Harrison City and Forbes Road exits.

Delmont Fire Chief Logan Clark said the driver escaped unharmed from the fully involved tractor and there were no other injuries. He could not say what caused the fire, which didn’t affect the trailer carrying animal feed.

Northbound traffic temporarily was reduced to a single lane and was restored to normal at about 11:30 a.m.


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