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Truck fire delays traffic near Tazewell

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Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner
Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner
 TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A driver and passenger escaped injury Wednesday after the pickup truck they were riding in caught fire.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup tells WVVA that the truck began smoking under the hood while traveling west on Route 460 near Tazewell.

He pulled over to discover the paint bubbling up from the heat. That's when he and his female passenger fled to a safe distance.

The truck was engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived.

The driver says the truck was well-maintained and he's not sure what could have caused the fire.

Traffic was blocked on 460 between Crab Orchard and Cochran Hollow as crews put out the fire.

Tazewell County Sheriff's Department and Tazewell County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.



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