UPDATE: No one hurt after I-94 semi fire in Eau Claire County

Semi fire on I-94
Semi fire on I-94(Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation (
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 7:21 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - A fire on a traveling semi Friday night caused traffic issues on Interstate 94 in Eau Claire County.

The call came just after 7 p.m. to the east-bound lanes of I-94, near the interchange with U.S. Highway 53.

Wisconsin State Patrol says an equipment malfunction started the fire. The semi trailer was carrying batteries, but the fire was contained to just the cab of the semi.

State Patrol says no one was injured.

For a time, traffic was diverted off the interstate and on to Highway 53.

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - One lane of eastbound Interstate 94 has reopened, as of just before 8 p.m. Friday.

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - Emergency crews are responding to the scene of a semi on fire on Friday.

The semi was sitting in the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 94, near the interchange with U.S. Highway 53.

Our crew responding to the scene reports I-94 eastbound has been closed. Traffic is being routed off at the Hwy. 53 exit.

Crews from Township Fire, Eau Claire Fire, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Eau Claire Police have responded to the scene.

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