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Truck hauling 42,000 lbs of ham bursts into flames near Fayetteville

Posted April 30

A tractor-trailer hauling 42,000 pounds of ham caught fire early Saturday morning in Cumberland County, but no one was injured.
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— A tractor-trailer hauling 42,000 pounds of ham caught fire early Saturday morning in Cumberland County, but no one was injured.

Authorities said the truck came from a Smithfield plant and was driving north on N.C. Highway 87 in Grays Creek. Another trucker stopped the tractor-trailer after noticing a fire on the trailer.

Officials said the driver of the flaming truck stopped and looked under the trailer when an explosion happened.

The cause of the fire was a mechanical malfunction, officials said.

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  • Terry Lightfoot May 1, 2016
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    Did Fayetteville have an impromptu BBQ?

  • Victoria Clark Apr 30, 2016
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    Highway smoked ham...

  • Lauren Little Apr 30, 2016
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    Smoked hamm mmm yummy

  • Trisha Davis Apr 30, 2016
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    Nothing better than smoked ham!