Berks

Tractor trailer catches on fire on Route 222 in Ontelaunee Twp.

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa. - A tractor trailer fire closed Route 222 northbound in Ontelaunee Township Friday morning.

According to Northern Berks Police, a tractor trailer caught on fire around 10 a.m. near the Willow Creek overpass.

Police say the fire started in the tractor's engine compartment. 

The tractor was fully engulfed, but the trailer was unharmed. 

The truck was hauling bottled water. 

There were no injuries.

Route 222 north was closed at Route 61, but has since reopened.


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