Fiery crash Friday afternoon in Council Bluffs


July 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported after an SUV containing fireworks erupted into flames Friday after it rolled over on southbound Interstate 29. According to newspaper and television reports, the accident happened near the South 24th Street exit off I-29, at around 12:30-p.m. The vehicles’ occupants were able to escape just before flames consumed the SUV. The fire raged on for about 20-minutes. Traffic was backed up in both directions on the interstate for several miles but began flowing again by around 2-p.m., Friday.