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Tractor Trailer Fire near Frostburg slows I-68 East Traffic

August 24th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Emergency Services reports a truck fire Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 68 near the exit 33 off-ramp closed the eastbound lanes of the highway.

Fire crews were called to the interstate about 3:45 p.m. The truck was reportedly hauling felt roofing paper. A small brush fire also reportedly broke out along the embankment.

The fire was reportedly under control at 4:35 p.m. and  one lane of the roadway was reopened. 

Numerous fire units from Allegany and Garrett counties responded, including Allegany County hazardous materials crews to off-load the truck's diesel fuel.

Maryland State Police are investigating the incident. Maryland State Highway Administration assisted with traffic control.