A semi in Altoona was destroyed in a fire Friday morning

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A semi-driver narrowly escaped serious injury when his caught fire at an Altoona truck stop Friday morning.

People inside the Flying J Truckstop noticed the fire around 9:00 a.m.

They notified the driver, who was still inside the cab.  He managed to escape uninjured, but the contents of the truck are a total loss.

It appears the fire started in the truck’s engine.