Semi-truck fire shuts down right lanes on I-39 SB near Beloit
BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV) - No injuries were reported Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer erupted into flames along southbound I-39/90, outside of Beloit, the city’s fire department reported.
In a Facebook post, the fire department shared photographs showing the still burning skeleton of the semi as firefighters continued getting it under control.
The post urged drivers headed that way to seek an alternate route, warning that southbound traffic is suffering serious delays. The Wisconsin State Patrol indicated the right two lanes are closed as firefighters work the scene, under the Hart Rd. bridge in the Town of Turtle. The interstate reopened later in the morning.
The State Patrol indicated the semi was the only vehicle involved in the incident, which happened around 3:45 a.m. There have been no reports on how the fire started.
In addition to the City of Beloit Fire Dept., crews from the Town of Turtle Fire Dept., the Town of Beloit, and the City of Janesville were all called to the scene.
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