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Officials open one lane on Interstate 94 near Medora after semi catches fire

Law enforcement opened one lane of traffic at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Interstate 94 near Medora after a semi hauling hay caught fire, according to the North Daktoa Highway Patrol.

The hay bales ignited at approximately 1 p.m. today about four miles west of Medora on the east-bound lane of I-94, bringing traffic to a hault.

Authorities do not know the cause of the fire, but Sgt. Dan Haugen said the Highway Patrol, Billings County Sheriff's Office and Medora Fire Department were on scene. The fire is under control and traffic should be moving shortly.

See tomorrow's The Press for more information.