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A log truck rolled over and started a fire late Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of highways 20 and 126, near Santiam Junction.

The accident was reported shortly after 4 p.m., according to Oregon Department of Transportation public information officer Angela Beers-Seydel. She said when the truck flipped, it spilled its load, causing a fire in nearby vegetation. The U.S. Forest Service arrived and extinguished the blaze.

The driver was not injured.

Highway 126 was closed in both directions at the juncture during the cleanup and investigation. The truck was removed shortly before 9 p.m., but Beers-Seydel said the area would be flagged through Tuesday evening, with debris removal resuming Wednesday morning.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including ODOT and the Oregon State Police.

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