Semi carrying fireworks catches fire in Swift Current on Wednesday

Staff ~ The Southwest Booster
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Traffic was shutdown along the Trans-Canada Highway late Wednesday night after a semi truck and trailer carrying fireworks caught fire.

The Swift Current Fire Department quickly responded to the incident, which occurred along 11th Ave. NW, underneath the Trans-Canada overpass.

The flames lit the fireworks and area residents saw a lengthy unexpected fireworks exhibition while crews allowed the fire to burn itself out.

The driver of the semi escaped the cab without injury.  He said he noticed flames in his rear view mirror while making the turn on to 11th Ave.

Traffic was stalled for more than an hour before it was diverted around the overpass around midnight.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway

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