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Burning truck closes highway

Highway 17 was closed 26 km west of Ignace for several hours Sunday evening after a tractor-trailer, carrying frozen seafood, caught on fire.

The driver, a 24-year-old Kitchener man, pulled over around 7 p.m. when his vehicle’s engine began to smoke.

He got out of the truck and it became engulfed in flames, ultimately destroying the tractor trailer and its payload.

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