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UPDATE: Driver uninjured after semi catches fire on I-94 in Eau Claire

Courtesy of Tracie Dodge


EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a mechanical issue caused a semi heading eastbound on I-94 to catch fire. The driver was not injured the incident.

According to WisDOT, the left lane has opened to eastbound traffic on I-94 as removal efforts continue.

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - According to a WisDOT notification, a semi fire has closed the eastbound lanes at US 53 southbound.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is handling the situation. For an alternate route, eastbound drivers can exit at US 53, use the roundabout and get back on I-94 east from US 53.

The lane closure is expected to last until 8 p.m.


This is a developing story. Stick with News 18 for the latest.

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