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posted: 8/31/2012 8:04 PM

FedEx truck catches fire in Bartlett

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  • Bartlett Fire Protection District firefighters extinguished a truck fire Friday on Route 59.

      Bartlett Fire Protection District firefighters extinguished a truck fire Friday on Route 59.
    Courtesy of Bartlett Fire Protection District

  • Bartlett Fire Protection District firefighters extinguished a truck fire Friday on Route 59.

      Bartlett Fire Protection District firefighters extinguished a truck fire Friday on Route 59.
    Courtesy of Bartlett Fire Protection District

 
Daily Herald report

The Bartlett Fire Protection District extinguished a truck fire Friday on Route 59 north of West Bartlett Road

The fire occurred about 4 p.m., and the scene was cleared two hours later, said Lt. Richard Wilson, acting battalion chief.

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No one was injured. The truck cab is a total loss, and the trailer sustained some damage. The damage to both is estimated at $130,000.

A mechanical malfunction caused the accidental fire, officials said.

The South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District assisted.

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