HUNKER, Pa. (AP) — A tractor-trailer caught fire, turning into a raging inferno, overnight at the gas pumps at a service plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The truck was hauling paper when it burst into flames at the diesel pumps at the New Stanton service area in Westmoreland County early Tuesday morning.
Youngwood Fire Chief Lloyd Crago posted photos on Twitter. He said someone was watching over him when the truck exploded and some parts missed him.
Someone was watching over me tonight!! When truck exploded this piece of the truck missed me by about 2 feet!! Thank You pic.twitter.com/cWZ7GDbgfV
— Lloyd Crago (@Firechief26) June 11, 2019
No injuries were reported.
There’s no word what started the fire.
The restaurant and restrooms are open. However, westbound motorists seeking fuel will need to exit the turnpike or travel 80 miles to the next service plaza.
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