Monday morning fire closes down section of I-80 near Avoca


AVOCA, Ia (FOX42KPTM) - A truck fire near Avoca, Iowa forced the closure of westbound Interstate 80 Monday morning.

The fire broke out around 3:30. Emergency crews had to shut down that area of the interstate so they could get everything cleaned up.

Authorities say the truck was carrying lumber and a bulldozer was called in to help with cleanup efforts.

Authorities also say nobody was hurt in the fire.

The westbound lanes have since reopened.