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DOT Truck That Helps Motorists Catches Fire

A North Carolina Department of Transportation truck burned along I-40 in Durham County Tuesday.

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DURHAM, N.C. — A state Department of Transportation truck designed to help motorists on interstate highways needed some help of its own Tuesday afternoon.
The yellow pickup truck caught fire about 12:30 p.m. and burned along Interstate 40 near N.C. 751. Flames shot into the sky and black smoke poured from the burning vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

A DOT spokesman said the cause of the fire was not known.