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Bucket truck catches fire, forcing closure of section of Rt. 60 in Greenbrier Co.

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A bucket truck catches fire on Route 60 in Greenbrier County forcing officials to close down a section of the highway. A bucket truck catches fire on Route 60 in Greenbrier County forcing officials to close down a section of the highway.

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A bucket truck catches fire on Route 60 in Greenbrier County, forcing officials to close down a section of the highway.

The fire started Wednesday afternoon while repairmen were working on some power lines in the Crawley area. The fire appears to have been mechanical and was confined to the boom of the vehicle. No workers were hurt.

As of 5:10 p.m., both lanes of Route 60 are shutdown in the area due to a hydraulic fluid spill that causes the surface of the highway to be slippery.

A worker was in the bucket when the boom of the truck caught fire. Another truck was nearby and was able to get the worker down from the bucket. 

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