(SCHREIBER, ON) –On February 24, 2016 at approximately 11:20 p.m. members of the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle fire at Highway 17, east of Terrace Bay.

The driver of a west bound tractor trailer unit pulled to the right side of the highway for mechanical reasons at which time heavy smoke was observed coming from the front of the vehicle.  Terrace Bay and Schreiber Fire Departments attended the scene to extinguish the fire.  The tractor trailer unit was destroyed.

The vehicle occupants were not injured in the incident.

Highway 17 was closed to east and west bound traffic for approximately three hours due to the fire.