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Truck carrying ammonium nitrate on fire; residents being evacuated

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CHAPPELLS, SC (WFXG) -

A truck carrying granulated ammonium nitrate is on fire near Highway 39 and Rose Bud Lane in Chappells, SC, according to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office.

Residents within a mile radius are being told to evacuate.

Authorities believe the fire was started by a mechanical problem on the tanker truck.

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