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Semi Burns On I-80 Near Princeton

Posted by wlpo on June 18, 2010

A semi carrying produce near Princeton burned last evening.

Princeton firefighters got an initial call at 5:05 Thursday evening about a semi fully engulfed in flames on Interstate 80 just a couple miles west of Princeton.  Crews were on scene for over two hours dealing with the fire, hot temperatures and traffic control on I-80.  One firefighter was injured and taken to Perry Memorial Hospital for evaluation.  No one in the semi was hurt.

Princeton Fire Chief John Petrakis says the cause of the fire is under investigation.  Damage estimate is 450 thousand dollars between the semi, trailer and produce.  The semi is owned by Wolfe Trucking in California.

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