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Truck hauling avocados catches fire in Centre Co.

By: WJAC Web Staff

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A truck fire closed a busy Centre County roadway on Sunday, resulting in the burning of its cargo of fruit.

The truck fire happened at about 4 p.m. Sunday along Route 322 east in College Township between the College Avenue and Oak Hall interchanges, police said.

The Centre Daily Times reported the truck was hauling avocados and some of the load was damaged in the fire.

The paper reported that police believed the preliminary cause of the fire many have been a rear brake issue with the truck.

Police said no injuries were reported. The roadway was reopened about a half hour later.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times