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Truck fire temporarily closes Highway 19 near Marshall

MARSHALL — A semi truck on fire temporarily stopped traffic on Minnesota Highway 19 just west of Marshall on Wednesday afternoon. The driver of the truck and a dog riding with him were uninjured, but there was damage to the vehicle, said Marshall Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Brunsvold said the fire was likely from a mechanical failure, and it was mainly confined to the rear axles of the semi tractor and part of the trailer floor. The truck and trailer were eastbound on Highway 19, hauling scrap metal, Brunsvold said.

The Marshall Fire Department responded to the incident, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and North Memorial Ambulance.

— Deb Gau

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