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Truck carrying blasting caps catches fire

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 9:09 p.m.
 

Traffic on Route 119 in East Huntingdon Friday afternoon was stopped in both directions when a pickup truck carrying blasting caps caught fire. Normal traffic flow resumed after the fire was quickly extinguished.

East Huntingdon volunteer firefighter Josh Brinker said the fire was contained to the engine compartment. The blasting caps were located in the truck bed, Brinker said.

Brinker said traffic in both directions of travel was stopped for about 20 minutes until the fire could be put out.

No injuries were reported from the 4 p.m. incident.

Brinker said he did not know the identity of the truck driver. State police at Greensburg did not release information as of Friday night.

 

 
 


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