The Department of Transportation is investigating how one of its snow plow trucks was severely damaged in a Monday morning fire.

The fire started at around 5 a.m. when the snow plow was clearing Route 2 near Mountain Road in Moncton.

Transportation Minister Claude Williams said in a statement no one was injured in the fire, but the machine, which is one of roughly 400 in the province's fleet, will have to be replaced.

The cost of a new plow truck is approximately $100,000, according to the department.

The department will be able to salvage the vehicle’s box and plow/wing assembly.

The provincial government is still investigating the cause of the fire.