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Atlantic Fire dispatched to semi-tractor trailer fire


September 1st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Update 8:20-a.m.) Firefighters from Atlantic were dispatched to a semi tractor-trailer fire early this morning. The page about an UPS trailer on fire went out at 5:27-a.m. The driver had pulled off Interstate 80 westbound at Exit 57 when he noticed the fire, which fire officials say was apparently caused by overheated wheel bearings on the trailer. Crews arrived on the scene at around 5:40-a.m., and quickly knocked down the fire on the wheels and tires. There was no damage to the trailer or its contents, and no one was injured.

Firefighters departed the scene a little after 6-a.m.