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Semi-truck catches fire near Buffalo Gap

 On Friday, June 5, a semi tractor trailer caught fire on South Dakota highway 79 near Buffalo Gap. (Image courtesy of Custer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page)
On Friday, June 5, a semi tractor trailer caught fire on South Dakota highway 79 near Buffalo Gap. (Image courtesy of Custer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page) (KOTA)
Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 5:59 PM CDT
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Around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, a semi tractor trailer hauling several vehicles caught fire on South Dakota state route 79.

Responding units were able to limit the fire to the tractor trailer. There were a couple of small grass fires that were started as a result, but those were quickly extinguished.

Responding units involved include the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Fall River County Sheriff's Office, Buffalo Gap Fire Department and Hot Springs Fire Department.

No injuries were reported.

Traffic delays are still expected on Highway 79 while clean up is ongoing.

There are currently traffic delays on SD Hwy 79 near Buffalo Gap. Units on scene will be limiting traffic to a single...

Posted by Custer County Sheriff on Friday, June 5, 2020

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