Hay-laiden pickup bursts into flames

A pickup truck loaded with hay bales and pulling a trailer also loaded with hay bales burst into flames in the eastbound lanes of the 18000 block of Interstate 180 in Fairfield Township at about 2:10 p.m. Monday, emergency officials said. The fire was not caused by an accident, according to Jeff Hutchins, deputy fire chief of the Montoursville Fire Department, who added that the vehicle was a total loss. State police released no information on the incident, which closed the roadway until nearly 7 p.m. Volunteer firefighters from Montoursville, Pennsdale, Hughesville and Loyalsock Township battled the blaze.