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im not an expert but it might be the wheel bearing seals not the bearings, if thos pop out then the wheel bearing grease will leek on the roter and start smoking and may catch on fire.

I would say either your brakes, or there's some part of your wheel well or mud flap hitting your tire, maybe something is loose or your suspension is worn and is allowing your tires to make contact with the wheel well.

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