Truck Bed Fire Closes a Westbound Lane of Hwy 34 This Morning

A fire in the bed of a construction truck caused closure of one westbound lane on Highway 34, east of Fairfield, for a time this morning. Just before 10am, the driver of the Christner Contracting truck noticed smoke coming from the bed and pulled over, dumped his small load on the side of the Highway and called 911. Batavia Firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. One westbound lane was closed temporarily, and is now reopened. There were no injuries.