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Manitoba RCMP respond to semi-truck blaze on Highway near Carberry

Manitoba RCMP say they responded to a semi-truck that was ablaze near Carberry on Friday.

Officers say officials were sent to Highway 1 outside of Carberry around 2 p.m.

Investigators say the driver was travelling westbound when he spotted flames coming through the firewall of the truck.

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Police say he quickly pulled over and got out safely along with two other passengers.

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The semi and nine other vehicles on the trailer were completely torched by the fire, RCMP says.

Highway 1 was closed to traffic for nearly an hour.

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