SHERIFF: I-29 has reopened after a vehicle fire near Sgt. Bluff, Iowa
I-29 RV fire: Courtesy: Kalsey LaRae Bailey
Courtesy: Iowa DOT
SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (KTIV) -
Interstate 29 had to be closed for about an hour, Monday afternoon, after an RV caught fire, and burned along the shoulder near Salix.
Witnesses say Mike and Jenan Miller were on their way to Yellowstone National Park, from their home in Louisiana, when their RV began smoking. Shortly after 2:00pm, Miller pulled over off the side of the the interstate, and immediately noticed something was wrong.
Within minutes and the RV went up in flames. "Smoke started coming out of the back engine, so we pulled out, my husband grabbed the fire extinguisher, tried to put it out then and all of a sudden the flames just went up in the back of the RV and it just kind of overcame him," said Janet Waddell, RV Driver's Friend. "As you can see the RV's burned, just about burned to the ground."
Salix Fire and Rescue managed to put out the flames. Woodbury County deputies spent an hour rerouting traffic around the scene. The interstate was re-opened shortly after 3:00pm.
No one was hurt.
Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew said a single lane of traffic has now opened on Interstate 29 northbound after an RV fire.
Sheriff Drew said emergency crews are still on scene.