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Semi hauling crude oil catches fire near Maidstone, Sask.

Police briefly close Highway 303 for safety reasons after a fire on semi-truck hauling crude oil.
Police briefly close Highway 303 for safety reasons after a fire on semi-truck hauling crude oil. Global News

Highway 303 in west-central Saskatchewan was closed briefly after a fire on a semi-truck hauling crude oil.

Maidstone RCMP officers said it happened early Tuesday morning and the highway had to be closed approximately 3.5 kilometres east of Highway 684 for safety reasons.

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Officers said the fire was not due to a collision.

One lane of Highway 303 has since re-opened and police expect the highway to fully reopen by noon.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

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