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Ingraham Trail reopens following fuel tanker fire

The Ingraham Trail has reopened to all traffic just beyond Prosperous Lake after a fuel tanker caught fire, causing it to be closed Wednesday afternoon. 

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An official with Det’on Cho Logistics, which provides dispatch services for the Tibbitt to Contwoyto winter road, said the cab of the tanker was ‘fully engulfed’ in flames shortly before 4:00 p.m. local time.

Police and fire personnel were on the scene shortly afterwards.

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At around 6:17 p.m., the territory’s Department of Transportation tweeted that the highway had reopened to traffic.

It was previously closed to all traffic just beyond Prosperous Lake, about 20 kilometers out of Yellowknife for about two hours.

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