Truck catches fire on I-91 in Glover

in Glover/News/Stanstead

GLOVER — A tractor-trailer burst into flames on I-91 south in Glover this morning.

At around 6:45 a.m. police responded to reports of the vehicle fire near mile marker 153.

Police say the left rear tires of the flatbed trailer were fully engulfed in flames while parked in the breakdown lane.

The truck was detached from the trailer and not harmed.

Sheffield Fire Department arrived a short time later and put out the flames. The southbound passing lane remained open.

The driver, identified as Robert Martin, 51, of Stanstead, QC, was not hurt during the incident.

Police say overheated brakes caused the truck tires to catch fire.

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