Car Fire

Fond du Lac firefighters put out a car fire on the Highway 41 southbound off ramp to South Military Road in Fond du Lac last night. No one was hurt during the fire call at 6:41 p.m.  The driver told fire department officials he noticed smoke so he pulled over to the side of the road. The vehicle was leaking gasoline, which initially prevented firefighters from extinguishing the fire. The blaze caused heavy damage to the engine and passenger compartments. The Town of Fond du Lac Fire Department provided additional water in case it was needed. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department and State Patrol assisted with traffic control. The State Patrol says the highway was reopened shortly after 8 p.m.