Fuel tanker catches fire on Trans-Canada Highway east of Winnipeg

A burning fuel tanker has closed the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Richer, Man., RCMP say.
A fuel tanker burns on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Richer, Man., about 60 kilometres east of Winnipeg. (RCMP Manitoba/Twitter)

A burning fuel tanker has closed the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Richer, Man., RCMP say.

Steinbach RCMP received a report that the tanker was on fire east of Richer at about 8:50 a.m.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but there was no collision, police said.

There were no injuries, police said.

Eastbound Highway 1 is closed and a detour is in effect between Road 48E and 54E, about 60 kilometres east of Winnipeg.

A burning fuel tanker closed the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Richer, Man. Wednesday, RCMP say. Steinbach RCMP received a report that the tanker was on fire east of Richer at about 8:50 a.m. Video courtesy: Jeremy Claeys 0:36