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Lumber truck up in flames

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.

Highway 5 is now clear and the road reopened.


UPDATE: 3:24 p.m.

Highway 5 remains closed southbound near the Coldwater interchange because of a semi fire.

DriveBC estimates it should reopen by 4p.m.


ORIGINAL: 11:30 a.m.

A tractor-trailer hauling lumber caught fire on the Coquihalla Highway Tuesday morning.

Video from the scene shows the B-train semi blocking the right lane, with flames coming from its load.

DriveBC says the highway is closed southbound at Exit 202.

The incident occurred near Shylock Road and the Great Bear snowshed.

Contractors are en route to assist with the incident.

There are no details at this time on what caused the vehicle to catch fire.



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