Update: Truck catches fire, temporarily closes down I-94 near West Fargo due to flames

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

UPDATE (7:50 a.m.) -- More details have come in on a story we've been following for you since early Friday morning.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol tells us that a Peterbilt truck hauling a semi-trailer caught on fire around 5:20 a.m. due to electrical issues early this morning between West Fargo and the Diversion bridge on I-94.

The driver of the truck, who was uninjured, attempted to put the fire out himself on the side of the highway, but was unsuccessful. The blaze ended up fully engulfing the truck, which led to a response from the West Fargo Rural Fire Department, who ended up putting out the fire.

The truck is a total loss, and I-94 was closed for about a half-hour as crews worked to put the blaze out.


Original Story:

(West Fargo, ND) -- WDAY Radio has learned of a possible car fire or accident just west of West Fargo near mile marker 343 on I-94.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol has told us more details on the incident are expected in the coming hours, and ask you to plan ahead if you are heading westbound on the roadway for the time being.

Stick with us as more information on the incident becomes available.

You can find updated conditions on roadways across North Dakota by clicking here.