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Faulty part blamed for tractor-trailer engine fire in Lounsberry

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LOUNSBERRY (WBNG) -- Tioga County officials say a sleeping truck driver was alerted by others at a truck stop that his vehicle was on fire Thursday morning.

When 12 News arrived to a tractor-trailer fire at a truck stop in Lounsberry around 5:40 a.m. a charred and smoky tractor-trailer could be seen.

According to Tioga County Director of Emergency Services Mike Simmons, the fire was caused by a faulty electrical part in the tractor-trailer's engine.

Investigators also say similar technical malfunctions have occurred in other engines of the same model.

Simmons explained the driver was asleep in the cab of the tractor-trailer when the fire ignited, but others at the Lounsberry truck stop alerted him to the flames.

There were no reported injuries.



LOUNSBERRY (WBNG) -- A tractor-trailer caught fire at the Lounsberry truck stop off Route 17 Thursday morning, according to Tioga County fire investigators.

Investigators say the truck was fully engulfed in flames. Our 12 News crew got to scene around 5:40 a.m.

Authorities say the truck driver was in the truck when the fire started, but was able to get out uninjured.  

Nichols, Owego fire departments, and New York State Police also responded to the scene. 

Stay with 12 News for updates.

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