Tractor Trailer Fire on 81N

By Matt Hicks

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM EDT

Kirkwood, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A tractor trailer goes up in flames on Route 81 North in Kirkwood between Exit 2 and Exit 3.

Five Mile Point Fire Lieutenant Jim Snyder said the truck driver had parked his trailer and was looking for a place to stay for the night when his engine caught fire going up hill.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

The driver was not injured, but the cab was completely destroyed.

The highway near the area was blocked off until crews could get the flames under control.

Broome County Fire Investigators are investigating the incident.

Keep checking our website, wbng.com, for more details as they become available.

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