Semi Fire on I-41
On 10-30-15 at 10:51pm, The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office responded to I-41 north near Highway 76 in the town of Oshkosh for a semi tractor and trailer that was on fire. As the semi was traveling north on I-41, it experienced a tire blow out causing the operator to pull off the side of the road. As the operator was setting up his reflective warning triangles, a fire started near the wheel area and quickly spread through the rest of the vehicle. The semi was transporting some type of cheese product and became fully engulfed before the Town of Vinland Fire Department arrived on scene to extinguish the blaze. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with various lane closures on I-41nb and the off ramp to Hy 76 will remain closed until approximately 8:00am until a local wrecker service can off load the trailer contents and remove the damaged trailer from the scene. There was no other property damage or reported injuries.