Driver escapes roadside blaze near Cannon Falls
LEON TOWNSHIP - Abdi Abokor knew he had to act quickly.
Heading south Monday morning on Highway 52 out of Cannon Falls, the Minneapolis man began to see and smell smoke rolling into the cab of the semi-trailer he was driving.
Abokor pulled the truck to the shoulder and got out with fire extinguisher in hand. He attempted to douse the blaze, but his fire extinguisher was no match for the flames.
Moments later, the truck was engulfed.