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Driver escapes after truck hauling lumber catches fire near Caledonia: OPP

The Highway 6 bypass in Caledonia was closed for several hours Thursday, OPP say, after a tractor trailer hauling lumber caught fire.

The Ministry of Transportation was called in to assess damage to the Highway 6 bypass

The Highway 6 bypass in Caledonia was closed for several hours Thursday after a truck hauling lumber caught fire. (OPP/Twitter)

The driver of a tractor trailer that caught fire near Caledonia Thursday. OPP say, managed to escape injury by hopping out of the cab before the flames spread.

Emergency services were called to the Highway 6 bypass between Greens Road and Argyle Street South around 5:15 p.m. and found the vehicle that was hauling lumber heavily damaged by fire.

Haldimand County Fire Services put out the flames and determined the fire is not suspicious, according to provincial police.

As a precaution, the truck driver was taken to hospital to be assessed.

No other vehicles were involved in the fire.

The Ministry of Transportation was called to the scene to assess damage to the road.