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home : news : news April 18, 2015

Truck fire backs up Hwy. 52 traffic

by Ken Haggerty

Cannon Falls firefighters responded Monday morning to a truck fire on southbound Highway 52 at the top of Wagner Hill.

The tractor of the truck was fully engulfed and sent black smoke billowing for a short while until the fire was extinguished.

The driver was able to get away from the vehicle safely and the fire was prevented from spreading to a trailer full of plastic pellets. The burnt truck tractor was barely recognizable when the fire was extinguished.

State Patrol and Cannon Falls police shut down traffic for about fifteen minutes while the fire was controlled, backing up southbound traffic for over a mile.

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