Truck fire blocks Highway 80 near Russell-Adair line

A truck that was traveling east from Columbia suddenly caught fire Wednesday afternoon in the middle of the roadway.

The incident occurred just after 3:30 p.m. approximately three miles past the Russell/Adair County line.

The driver of the truck was able to escape without injury.

Fire crews from Adair County came to the scene as traffic in both directions on Highway 80 was blocked for a period of time yesterday.

No other details are known at this time about the incident.


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