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      Truck fire closes Oregon highway

      RHODODENDRON, Ore. - A truck hauling electronics caught fire and closed Highway 26 on Thursday for almost 5 hours.

      The trucker wasn't hurt, but a firefighter was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury and later released, state police said.

      The 2007 Freightliner pulling a trailer loaded with electronics was westbound when a tire blew out.

      As driver Robert Axmaker, 74, of Prineville brought the big rig to a stop, a fire started and quickly spread somewhere near the front of the truck.

      Hoodland Fire District responded and knocked down the flames, which had spread to nearby trees.

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