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Pickup hauling hay bales catches fire south of Fargo

No injuries reported at scene of the fire, while the trailer was completely destroyed.

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Flames shoot out of a trailer carrying hay in Cass County at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
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FARGO — A pickup truck hauling hay bales caught fire just south of Fargo Tuesday, Aug. 23, damaging the truck and destroying the trailer.

According to a report from the Cass County Sheriff's Office, a pickup truck was traveling from Wild Rice, North Dakota to Glyndon, Minnesota, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the flatbed trailer loaded with hay bales caught fire near the intersection of 88th Avenue South and University Drive South, just south of Fargo.

The driver was able to unhook the trailer before the truck was damaged, however the trailer and the hay bales were completely destroyed.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene, along with the Horace Fire Department, which was able to put the fire out, the report said.

There were no reported injuries to the pickup driver or to responding emergency personnel. The cause of the fire is unknown, the report said.

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