UPDATE: Highway 71 in Spirit Lake reopens

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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (KCAU) – (1:45 p.m.) A portion of Highway 71 in Spirit Lake has partially reopened after closing Friday morning due to a fire.

Authorities said that southbound traffic on the highway is reduced to one lane for a couple blocks.

They ask for drivers to watch for emergency vehicles.

A fire in Spirit Lake has caused the closure of a highway that runs through the city.

According to DickinsonAlert, a Twitter subaccount of the Dickinson County Emergency Management, Highway 71 from 34th Street to 41st Street is closed due to the fire.

Traffic is being detoured in the area.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area.

This is a developing situation. We will update as we learn more.

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