UPDATE: State Road 17 Reopen Following Vehicle Fire

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says vehicle fire that caused a detour on State Road 17 late Wednesday night was quickly contained and no one was injured.

According to a news release, around 9:30 pm, deputies and the Town of Russell Fire Department were paged to State Road 17 at Heinneman Road, about 12 miles northeast of Merrill for a vehicle fire.

The driver says he pulled over and got out of the vehicle after smoke began coming from the fuse box. The engine compartment also started on fire.

The fire was put out within 10 minutes, but the vehicle was a total loss.

State Road 17 reopen around 10:20 pm.


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