Fire destroys truck in Michigan rest area

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Firefighters from South Haven, Michigan fought this truck fire Thursday, July 16.(Photo courtesy of South Haven Area Emergency Services via Facebook)Firefighters from South Haven, Michigan fought this truck fire Thursday, July 16.(Photo courtesy of South Haven Area Emergency Services via Facebook)

A trucker and his dog escaped without injury when the truck they were in was destroyed by fire today.

The fire occurred Thursday, July 16 at about 7:45 a.m. in a rest stop in western Michigan. Authorities say they were called to a rest area on Interstate 196. They say the driver said he was headed to Holland, Michigan and stopped at the rest area a bit before he noticed flames coming from under the hood.

The fire remains under investigation, and the driver was not identified by authorities.