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Vehicle fires keep Lake Country crews busy

Flames consume a tow truck on Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield Monday afternoon. - District of Lake Country photo
Flames consume a tow truck on Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield Monday afternoon.
— image credit: District of Lake Country photo

Vehicle fires created some challenges for motorists and firefighters in Lake Country Monday.

A portion of Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield was closed during the morning after a logging truck caught fire.

Late in the afternoon, firefighters were in the northbound lanes extinguishing flames that consumed a tow truck.

The second incident led to the northbound lanes being closed for a short period of time.

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