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Update: Hwy 69 open in both directions following truck fire

Burning fuel truck was on southbound lanes at Richard Lake Road
Reader Wayne Malynyk snapped this photo of a burning Esso fuel truck that has forced the closure of Highway 69 in both directions this afternoon. (Supplied)

Updated at 7:55 p.m.: The OPP tweeted has cleared the scene in Highway 69 where an Esso fuel truck caught fire this afternoon, closing the highway.

Original story

The Ontario Provincial Police have closed Highway 69 in both directions as firefighters deal with a fuel truck that has caught fire near the entrance of the Richard Lake Motel.

There's no word on injuries or how long the highway will be closed.

A witness told the firefighters seem to have the fire under control. will update this story as more information becomes available.