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Tractor trailer catches fire at Valdosta intersection

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VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Fire Department responded to a tractor trailer fore at East Central Ave. and North Lee St. in the early morning hours Friday.

The call came in at 12:32 a.m. Fire crews arrived on scene within several minutes to find a tractor trailer hauling bales of pine straw with fire conditions evident at the front of the trailer.

By 12:40 a.m., fire units had majority of the fire under control.

It took crews several hours to unload the trailer and do a thorough check of its contents. More than 700 bales of pine straw had to be unloaded from the trailer by fire personnel.

The fire was extinguished and all units cleared the incident at 5:50 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Thom Chandler
Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.