Tractor trailer fire on Route 29

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A tractor-trailer burst into flames in Wyoming County Friday morning.

It happened on Route 29 in Monroe Township around 10 a.m. Water had to be trucked in to the scene to help fight the flames that ruined a large shipment of meat inside the trailer. Both lanes of Route 29 were closed for a time as a result.

“At this time we’re looking at the brake system on the trailer on the passenger side. We’re sure that’s where it started. Then it got up into the trailer and you can see the damage it did,” Kunkle Fire Department Chief Jack Dodson said.

The chief says it took his crew just under 20 minutes to arrive on scene and completely douse the flames. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported in the fire.

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