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Tractor-trailer carrying hurricane donations catches fire on Turnpike

Firefighters work the scene of a truck fire on the Turnpike Monday. Officials at the scene said the tractor-trailer was hauling supplies donated for hurricane relief. (WCHS/WVAH)

A tractor-trailer that caught fire on the West Virginia Turnpike that snarled traffic was carrying hurricane donations from a local church.

Officials at the scene said the tractor-trailer was carrying donations for Hurricane Florence relief that were collected from a Jehovah's Witness church in Dunbar.

Southbound traffic was stopped on Interstate 77 near the Paint Creek Road exit, or mile marker 68, after the tractor-trailer caught fire. The incident was reported about 1 p.m. Monday.

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