All lanes back open after semitruck catches on fire on US 51 near Beloit

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Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 10:43 PM CDT
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BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV) - All lanes are back open after a semitruck caught on fire on US 51 near Beloit Wednesday night.

The Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation alert indicates that the fire started around 9:50 p.m. on US 51 near Sunny Lane.

US 51 is shut down in both directions from Town Line Road to Sunny Lane, authorities say.

A sergeant with the Rock Co. Sheriff’s Office reports that there were no injuries. The fire had been put out on the truck by 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.

The sergeant said the semi tractor vehicle is likely a total loss, but the trailer itself will likely be OK.

The lanes reopened around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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