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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tanker Truck Fire Blocks Off Highway

Residents of a long-term care facility were evacuated and two Red Cross reception center were set up after oil tank truck fire on Highway 102 just outside Truro.

The truck loaded with diesel fuel caught fire shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday while travelling north through Millbrook, closing both lanes of the main route to Halifax and prompting evacuation of all homes and businesses within a half kilometre of the fire.

Emergency response teams were on-scene late into the evening and the blaze was extinguished after about four hours.