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Tractor-Trailer Catches Fire in Clintonville Borough

Sunday, February 4, 2018 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

police-newCLINTONVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Franklin-based State Police say a tractor-trailer caught on fire on Saturday morning on Interstate 80, in Clintonville Borough, Venango County.

According to police, around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 47-year-old Semsudin Bilalic, of Hamtramck, MI, was traveling westbound on I-80 in Clintonville Borough in a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer.

A fire erupted in or around the brakes for the rear tires of the trailer.

A PennDOT truck was following the tractor-trailer, and the employee observed the flames. The PennDOT employee was able to alert Bilalic who then came to a controlled stop on the right shoulder of I-80.

PennDOT, Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department, and Hovis Trucking assisted at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

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