Manitoba

Semi fire backs up traffic on Highway 59 northeast of Winnipeg

A semi-trailer fire closed a section of Highway 59 near Birds Hill Provincial Park on Thursday morning, but RCMP say no one was hurt.

Highway was closed between Kirkness Road and Birds Hill overpass

RCMP say they are at the scene of a semi-trailer fire on Highway 59 on Thursday morning. (CBC)

A semi-trailer fire closed a section of Highway 59 near Birds Hill Provincial Park on Thursday morning, but RCMP say no one was hurt.

RCMP say the fire happened around 7:15 a.m. It closed the highway between Kirkness Road and the Birds Hill overpass.

No injuries have been reported, police said. The cause of the blaze is currently not known.

The semi was later towed away and the area reopened to traffic by midday.