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Two Different Vehicle Fires Close Highway 97 near Lake Country

Traffic was a slow go on Highway 97 near Lake Country on Monday as two vehicles caught fire in separate incidents.

The first was a logging truck that started on fire just before 10am between Oyama and Lake Country. This shut down the southbound lanes of the highway for a short period of time while emergency crews quickly extinguished the fire.

Lake Country Firefighters battle logging truck fire. (Photo Credit: District of Lake Country)

Luckily, no one was injured.

Firefighters were then called out a second time when a tow truck caught fire not far from the logging truck incident.

Lake Country firefighters work to put out a tow truck which caught fire on Highway 97. (Photo Credit: District of Lake Country)

This time though, the fire was in the northbound lanes, heading towards Vernon.

The highway was closed for a short period of time as well. No one was injured.



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