October 03, 2023
Local News

Vehicle fire in Prairie Grove briefly shut down Route 31, police say

PRAIRIE GROVE – A pickup truck fire in the northbound lane of Route 31 near Edgewood Road closed the road for about 20 minutes Wednesday.

Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department Lt. Chris Angelo said they responded to the call about 4 p.m., and when crews arrived the truck was fully engulfed in flames.

There were two people in the truck who pulled over and got out when they noticed the vehicle was smoking, Angelo said. No one was injured in the fire, he said.

The truck is a total loss, Angelo said, and he did not know where the fire started or what caused it.

– Hannah Prokop