Traffic was backed up because of a car fire yesterday morning on Highway 51.
The Merrill Fire Department was called to the scene North of Merrill at just before 9:30 yesterday morning.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly. No injuries were reported. Officials indicated that the fire began in the engine compartment and burned back through the rest of the vehicle.
The road was re-opened approximately an hour later.
Meanwhile no one was injured in a pair of house fire’s next door to each other in the Rhinelander area. Those occurred early Saturday morning on County Road G.