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Tractor trailer fire causes massive traffic backup

Brighton, N.Y. – A tractor trailer fire on 490 east near Route 441 caused a massive traffic backup Tuesday evening.

The fire began around 5 p.m.

According to a Brighton Fire official, the driver of the truck was with his wife and small dog at the time of the fire - all of whom are from North Carolina.

The driver tried to put the fire out before it spread.

Everyone exited the truck safey - there were no injuries.

Oil spilled as a result of the fire. The DEC was on scene Tuesday evening to clean the spill.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. The Red Cross is assisting the driver and his wife with housing, food, and clothing at this time.

 
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