Semi-truck with 10,000 pounds of paper towels set ablaze on I-41

Police say an axel defect started the fire
Posted at 6:07 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 17:54:43-05

A semi-truck that caught on fire Wednesday night in Washington County was carrying 10,000-pounds of paper towels.

Slinger Police said said a defect in the truck’s axle was the culprit of the fire, causing the tires to ignite. The paper then fueled the flames.

No one was hurt in the fire, but the truck and trailer were considered a total loss.


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