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No injuries reported after tar truck catches fire in Otego

Photo courtesy of New York State Police

A tar truck caught on fire Sunday on Calder Hill Road in the Town of Otego. The Otego Fire Department arrived on scene and quickly put out the flames.

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 4:01 PM

ONEONTA, N.Y. – A tar truck caught on fire Sunday on Calder Hill Road in the Town of Otego. The Otego Fire Department arrived on scene and quickly put out the flames.

The truck, owned by Webster Asphalt Inc., is believed to have caught fire because the tar kettle overheated, causing smoke to billow out and engulf the vehicle.


Photo courtesy of New York State Police

New York State Trooper Aga Dembinska says the black smoke could be seen from I-88. 

No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued after the incident.

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