Semi fire backs up traffic on Highway 59 northeast of Winnipeg
Highway was closed between Kirkness Road and Birds Hill overpass
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.
Semi on fire. No injuries. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rcmpmb?src=hash">#rcmpmb</a> on scene. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MBHwy59?src=hash">#MBHwy59</a> CLOSED between Kirkness Rd & Birds Hill overpass. Please avoid area.—@rcmpmb