Driver suffers smoke inhalation after fire in truck on N.B. highway

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FREDERICTON - A truck driver was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire in his rig near Fredericton.
The fire broke out Monday evening in the cab of the tractor-trailer, carrying fertilizer, on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Oromocto fire Chief Jody Price says the fire was spreading to the trailer and its contents, so they called a chemist with the Canadian Emergency Transport Centre.
Price says the fertilizer was non-explosive, but could produce toxic smoke.
There's no word on what caused the fire.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, Canadian Emergency Transport Centre

Geographic location: FREDERICTON

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