Vehicle fire shuts down highway

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Hay on a trailer became fully engulfed by flame Friday afternoon, forcing Idaho State Police to close the highway just south of the Boundary County line for a period of time. (Photo courtesy AMBER CLARK)

ELMIRA A fire aboard a hay trailer snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 95 on Friday afternoon.

The highway was blocked in both directions while emergency responders extinguished the blaze. During the incident, Idaho State Police sent out a news release advising motorists to avoid the area if possible.

There were no reports of injuries, state police said.

The fire broke out at approximately 3 p.m. about a mile south of the Boundary County line.

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