Multi-million dollar broadcast trailer catches on fire in Moorhead

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - A trailer carrying more than $20 million worth of broadcast equipment for Saturday’s Bison football game went up in smoke.

Firefighters responded Wednesday at 2:43 p.m. to a trailer fire near the Moorhead Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, according to the Moorhead Fire Department.

When fire crews arrived, they reportedly found heavy smoke and flames at the rear end of the trailer.

The trailer belonged to the Florida-based company F&F Productions, which was contracted by ESPN to broadcast Saturday's North Dakota State University-Montana State University football game, according to Moorhead Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Wallin.

It was traveling from Vancouver, British Columbia to the Fargodome when the blaze happened.

At this time, firefighters said they don’t know if all the equipment was destroyed. However, another trailer is being sent by the Wisconsin-based company Token Creek.

Token Creek is the same company KVLY uses to broadcast Bison games and the new trailer should arrived at the Fargodome on Friday morning.

Saturday's game will air on ESPN 2.