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Semi driver escapes injury in fire (video) - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Semi driver escapes injury in fire (video)

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GREAT FALLS -

Dutton Fire says that the driver of the semi truck that burst into flames on Saturday night was not injured.

Dutton Fire posted the following message to Facebook: 

At 7:20 this evening Dutton Fire was paged to a Semi truck fire on I15 Southbound. Traffic had to be rerouted to frontage for both lanes of I15 because of smoke on the scene. Dutton Fire also called for help with Power fire for traffic control and was able to keep the fire from spreading. The driver was able to walk away unharmed and there are no other injuries. The semi was a complete loss and there was some fire damage to the trailer. After getting the fire out Both departments were able to leave the scene and go to their stations. Hope everyone can enjoy the rest of their weekend!

Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire.


(SATURDAY, 8:13 p.m.) Emergency crews are at the scene of a semi truck on fire near Dutton.

The incident was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at about 7:23 p.m. on Saturday.

There is no word yet on the cause.

According to the MHP website, there are no serious injuries.

It happened near mile marker 313 in the southbound lane of I-15.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible, or be prepared for a detour and delays.

We will update you if we get more information.



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