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Grass fire closes I-35 southbound at Minnesota-Iowa border

Long tailbacks are being reported.
The view of I-35 south of the crash site at Twin Lakes.

The view of I-35 south of the crash site at Twin Lakes.

Tailbacks stretching to Albert Lea are being reported on I-35 southbound due to an emergency at the Minnesota-Iowa border.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation initially said the interstate is closed southbound due to a semi fire at US 65, but it's now being reported that it's actually a grass fire adjacent to the interstate.

The freeway is closed between US 65 and the Iowa State Line to all except emergency vehicles, with a detour in operation via 65 in Minnesota and 105 in Iowa.

At this point, it's not clear how serious the semi fire is, if anybody is injured, and if any other vehicles are involved.

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