Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Highway 26

A reported vehicle fire shut down Highway 26 near Rosendale early Friday morning. Lieutenant Bill Tadych tells us a fuel truck blew a tire, which then began smoldering and eventually ignited around 5:00am. He adds that the flames were quickly knocked out. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office took precautionary measures and shut down all lanes the highway for about an hour and a half. Traffic was diverted down County Highway C and Highway 23 to get around the area. The highway was reopened just before 6:30am. No injuries were reported in connection to the fire.