Semitruck catches on fire on US 51 near Beloit

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BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV) – A semitruck that caught on fire caused all lanes on US 51 near Beloit to close 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 incident, including closures, was expected to last about two hours.

This is a breaking news story and NBC15 will update this story as new details develop.

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