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Man dies when truck catches fire

A Grande Prairie man died early Thursday morning after his tanker truck caught fire in a hotel parking lot in Red Earth Creek, Alta.
A man died early Thursday when his tanker truck caught fire. (RCMP)

A Grande Prairie man died early Thursday morning after his tanker truck caught fire in a hotel parking lot in Red Earth Creek, Alta.

The truck was engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived around 3:15 a.m.. An adjacent truck was also on fire.

The body of the 21-year-old man was discovered in the cab of the tanker truck after the fire was put out.

The hotel was evacuated because police weren't sure what substance was contained in the tank of the truck. It was later found to be empty.