Truck fire Saturday 5th haul-truck incident in 2 weeks

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Truck fire Saturday 5th haul-truck incident in 2 weeks

A transport truck that caught fire on a highway near Yellowknife marks the fifth incident involving haul trucks on the roads around the city.

CBC News arrived on the scene on the Ingraham Trail Saturday around 2:30 p.m. MT when a City of Yellowknife municipal enforcement officer was blocking traffic near Vee Lake.

He said a transport truck heading to the diamond mines was on fire. He wasn't sure what caused the fire or what exactly the truck was hauling.

It ended up taking less than an hour for the Department of Transportation to reopen the road, and it says no injuries were reported.

This is the fifth incident in the past two weeks involving a haul truck near Yellowknife — and the third involving fire.