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Fire marshal investigating truck cab fire in Manchester

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a truck fire that began in the 4500 block of Wentz Road late July 18.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a truck fire that began in the 4500 block of Wentz Road late July 18. (Office of State Fire Marshal)

The sleeper cab of a tractor trailer caught fire late Saturday in Manchester and the Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.

Firefighters responded at about 11:03 p.m. to a 2000 Peterbilt 379 sleeper cab, owned by Liberty Haulers, burning in the 4500 block of Wentz Road, according to a news release from the fire marshal’s office. The occupant discovered the fire and there were no injuries.

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Ten Manchester firefighters got the blaze under control in about 20 minutes, the release states. The estimated loss is $35,000.

Where the fire started in the truck cab and how it began are under investigation, the release reads.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the fire marshal’s northeast regional tip hotline at 410-386-3050.

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