UPDATE: Semi-trailer fire caused Lincoln Co. highway closure early Wednesday morning

Published: Jul. 24, 2019 at 3:29 AM CDT
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A semi-trailer caught fire early Wednesday morning on US 51 northbound, just north of County Road Q in Lincoln County.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office a semi-tractor driver reported his trailer burst into flames just after 2:30 a.m. while he was driving. The fire spread through the trailer once he stopped alongside the highway.

The Pine River Fire Department responded and put out the fire just after 3 a.m.

US 51 northbound near mile marker 206 was shut down while crews responded to the fire. The highway reopened at 5:10 a.m.

The semi-trailer is a total loss.