Traffic was blocked on Highway 14 for about 30 minutes after a vehicle fire Wednesday evening. The fire was located at the intersection of Highway 14 and G-40. That’s at mile marker 49 on Highway 14, about a mile south of the mile-long bridge.
The Knoxville Rural Fire Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Knoxville City Rescue all responded to the scene. Smoke from the fire could be seen from just north of Knoxville, and one witness claimed that it was visible all the way from the Melcher-Dallas area. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not yet been reported.