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Fuel Line Possible Cause of Semi Blaze

(La Porte County, IN) - Investigators are looking at a fuel line as the possible cause of a semi-tractor in La Porte County bursting into flames.


According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was traveling U.S 20 near Michigan City when his engine died Saturday night. He coasted the semi into the parking lot of Eastside Produce, where smoke was coming from underneath the hood. Flames later engulfed the semi.


Police said the driver, Timothy Berry, reported having trouble with his fuel line recently purchasing the semi.


The man was hauling a load for Menards. Fortunately, none of the products inside the trailer were damaged. 


Firefighters from Springfield and Center townships put out the fire.

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