Fire damages semi trailer in Black River Falls

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TOWNSHIP OF MILLSTON, Wis. -- (WEAU) A semi trailer full of processed milk products is a total loss after a fire on I-94 near Black River Falls.

Crews were called to the scene at mile post 128 on the east bound ramp of County Hwy O, in the Township of Millston just after 7 p.m. Monday evening.

When they arrived, they found a fully engulfed cargo type semi trailer on fire. The driver, William Dunigan of Saint Louis told firefighters he saw smoke in his mirrors coming from the trailer and pulled off the highway. He says the rear tires were on fire and he attempted to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher.

He then unhooked the trailer from the tractor and pulled it away from the fire. The tractor was not damaged.
The ramp was closed while the department put of the flames.

The semi is owned by All States Truck, LLC of Saint Louis, MO, and is insured.

A damage estimate is not known at this time.

Eleven firefighters from the two departments were on scene for two hours.

There were no reported injuries during the fire by any firefighters.

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