Emergency crews were on scene at a home just west of St. Paul this morning. Thick black smoke could be seen from town at around 8:40 a.m.
Traffic on Highway 29 did not appear to be impacted.
UPDATE: 2 p.m.
According to St. Paul Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich, the fire was an engine fire in a water truck owned by the homeowner.
“Nothing suspicious about it, just your standard vehicle fire really,” said Kotowich.
He said the fire was discovered quickly and it was a short response by St. Paul fire.
“We were able to contain the fire to the engine compartment and the cab, but the vehicle is a write off. The water tank is still salvageable, there was no damage to it,” said Kotowich.
He said the water truck wasn’t on the highway when the engine fire started, it was located in the yard.