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Oklahoma cop saves sleeping trucker from a fiery fate


A truck driver was rescued by a police officer following a fire at a gas station in Oklahoma on Monday.

The incident occurred shortly after noon on July 5 at a Valero gas station in Marietta, Oklahoma.

Local outlet KXII reports that a truck hauling seven cars blew a tire while exiting I-35. The truck driver parked at the Valero and the tire caught fire.

“A tire on the tractor caught fire and quickly spread to the vehicles it was carrying. By the time fire crews arrived on scene the entire tractor and trailer and all the vehicles were on fire,” the Love County Fire Department said.

After the fire spread to the rest of the truck, it also spread to nearby vehicles parked at the gas station.

One of the vehicles that caught fire was a semi truck near the car hauler. The truck driver was asleep inside the cab of the vehicle, but a Marietta Police Department officer was able to wake the sleeping driver in time to escape without injuries.

It took about an hour for crews to knock down the fire.

No injuries were reported.


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