Tractor Trailer Fire

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HOULTON, ME. (WAGM) -- A tractor trailer fire occurred at the Irving Big Stop in Houlton this past weekend. The fire was believed to have been caused by the truck's starter wire rubbing against the vehicle's frame, according to the truck's driver 55-year-old Carl Greenier of Presque Isle.

Greenier said he noticed the fire when he pulled into the Big Stop. The fire occurred Saturday afternoon. By the time the Houlton Fire Department arrived, the fire had spread to the engine compartment. The tractor was completely damaged, but the trailer was saved. Greenier added he and his cat made it out of the vehicle. There were no injuries. Greenier drives for Long Haul Trucking which is based in Minnesota.