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Car fire halts rush hour traffic on Highway 61 in St. Paul Park

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A vehicle fire caused rush hour traffic to grind to a halt Thursday after an SUV caught fire on Highway 61 near the 70th Street/Summit Avenue exit in St. Paul Park.

According to Cottage Grove police officer Dan Schoen, the fire was reported just after 6 p.m.

The driver, who did not sustain any injuries, was not able to pull the vehicle over completely, and police shut down both northbound lanes for nearly an hour.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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