(KOIN) – Two NASCAR vehicles that were being transported to a race in Washington this weekend were damaged Friday morning when their trailer caught fire north of Baker City.
Oregon State Police (OSP) reports that a Peterbilt truck hauling a semi-trailer was traveling west on Interstate 84 at about 8:30 a.m. when one of its tires overheated and caught fire.
The driver, 51-year-old John Wood of Eagle, Idaho, pulled over into a rest area and Baker Rural Fire Protection District crews responded to find the flames had spread into the trailer.
The fire significantly damaged one of the vehicles and caused windshield and front damage to the other. The trailer itself was also seriously damaged. No one was hurt, OSP said.
The truck was on route to the NAPA Auto Parts/Evergreen 150 event taking place Saturday at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash.
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