Trailer fire near Algoma Township shuts down south-bound US 131

Posted at 5:41 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 20:09:43-05

ALGOMA, Mich. — South Bound US 131 is shut down briefly in response to a small trailer fire just north of Indian Lakes between 17 Mile Rd and 14 Mile Rd. Kent County Dispatch tells FOX 17 that the best alternate routes are either Edgerton Road or White Creek Road.

UPDATE – The fire was caused when ashes loaded into the trailer reignited as it was being towed down the highway.  Kent County Deputies tell FOX 17 the exact cause of the blaze is unconfirmed, but the drivers pulled over and called 911 immediately after noticing the issue. No one was injured. The highway opened up to one lane during clean up, then fully opened when the scene was cleared.