Flames consume a tow truck on Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield Monday afternoon.

Flames consume a tow truck on Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield Monday afternoon.

Vehicle fires keep Lake Country crews busy

Two blazes occurred Monday on Highway 97 between Winfield and Oyama

Vehicle fires created some challenges for motorists and firefighters in Lake Country Monday.

A portion of Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield was closed during the morning after a logging truck caught fire.

Late in the afternoon, firefighters were in the northbound lanes extinguishing flames that consumed a tow truck.

The second incident led to the northbound lanes being closed for a short period of time.