Tractor-trailer fire on Highway 56 near Bandmill overnight Tuesday

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Izard County dispatch confirms a tractor-trailer overturned and caught fire on Highway 56 overnight between Calico Rock and Brockwell near Bandmill.

Both lanes of the highway were blocked for a few hours. All commercial traffic was being diverted onto Highway 9.

The highway has been cleared and is now open.

The smoldering remains of the vehicle as well as some contents from inside the trailer have been pushed to the side of the highway where it will be allowed to burn until remediation can continue.

The fire is contained with no fear of spreading.

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