Semi catches fire, 8 vehicles "a total loss"

(ABC 6 News) – A semi towing eight cars blew a tire and caught fire at about 5:27 p.m. Thursday, June 16.

The eight vehicles were "a total loss," Capt. James Schueller with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Minnesota State Patrol, several sheriff’s deputies, and the Rochester and Eyota Fire Departments responded to I-90, near mile marker 220 to direct traffic and extinguish the fire.