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Dump truck catches fire on Ga. 400



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A dump truck caught fire March 15 while traveling southbound on Ga. 400.

A deputy driving northbound saw the truck pulled over. He then noticed the entire right rear of the truck was on fire, so he turned around and notified dispatch.

The driver said a tire blew out and caught the rear on fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The vehicle did have multiple violations, and the Georgia Department of Transportation enforcement was contacted. The truck was transported to a local tow yard where the driver met with the department.

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