Fiery Crash Shuts Down Highway 80

An eastern Kentucky highway is back open after a coal truck caught fire in Perry County.

State police closed Highway 80 around 7:30 Wednesday morning after the front of the coal truck caught fire.

It happened on the west-bound side in Perry County, near the Knott County line.

Firefighters say the fire could have been much worse, if the flames reached the bed of coal. The driver of the truck was not injured.

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