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No injuries in Spirit Lake truck fire

Wed 5-15-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- No injuries were reported Monday in a truck fire in Spirit Lake.

Spirit Lake Fire Chief Pat Daly says firefighters were called around 1:44 pm after getting a report of a truck on fire on Highway 71 near Polaris Industries, just south of the four-way stop in Spirit Lake. Daly says a load of hydro mulch on a trailer had spontaneously combusted.

An estimate of damage to the truck, owned by a Cedar Rapids lawn and landscaping company, wasn't immediately available.

The fire briefly disrupted southbound traffic on the highway.

Firefighters were called back to the scene a short time later to extinguish a flare-up.