Tractor-Trailer Fire on NB Off Ramp of Hwy 41

July 11, 2013   Contact:Peter O'LearyFire Chief920-322-3802  Fond du Lac, WI—On July 11, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. The Fond du Lac Fire Department responded to a report of tractor-trailer on fire on the Northbound off Ramp of WI 41 at Johnson Street.  Upon arrival fire crews found a fire in the rear of a car carrier which was fully loaded with autos; the fire was quickly extinguished and none of the vehicles which were being transported were damaged.   The fire appears to have been a result of rear brakes on the trailer locking up, which in turn ignited two rear tires.  The fire was extinguished and there were no injuries. The  ramp remained closed until a local towing company could arrive on scene to make emergency repairs to the trailer.  The FDLD was assisted by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.

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