Semi-truck burns near McMunn

On January 19, a semi-trailer truck burst into flames on the Trans-Canada Highway Thursday morning near McMunn.

The fire was reported shortly after 8 a.m. when the driver of the rig noticed something was wrong with one of the gauges in the truck. He pulled off the highway into the parking lot of the McMunn Hotel where the vehicle promptly burst into flames as the driver and his partner left the vehicle and made attempts to extinguish it.

A 35-year-old man and 33-year-old man from Ontario were travelling westbound in the truck at the time of the fire. Neither of the two men were injured.

The truck was transporting general freight with no hazardous materials inside.

No damage estimate is available, but the vehicle is considered a total loss.


No one was injured when this semi-truck burst into flames near McMunn January 19.


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