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UPDATE: Green Bay Metro Fire reveal new details of semi-truck fire that closed I-43 for 4+ hours

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MONDAY 09/27/2021 6:55 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)- The Green Bay Metro Fire Department released additional details regarding the semi-truck that caught on fire on Monday, September 27.

Several lanes on the I-43 heading Northbound were closed for more than four hours due to the fire.

GBMF explain in the press release that when responders arrived at the truck, heavy smoke and fire was coming from the rear wheels and the brakes. Crews quickly responded and gained control of the fire shortly after their arrival.

However, the lanes on the I-43 were closed for such a long time due to the products in the truck spilling onto the roads. Officials explain that the cause of the fire was due to overheated brakes. Extensive clean-up of the I-43 was required due to this incident.

All lanes on the I-43 heading northbound have been cleared as of now and traffic is moving once again.

UPDATE: I-43 NB in Green Bay reopened following 4+ hour closure

MONDAY 9/27/2021 1:41 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – I-43 northbound has been reopened to traffic, following a fire that closed the highway for over four hours.

According to authorities, I-43 between East Mason Street and University Avenue is open to traffic.

There was no information on the cause of the fire, or if there were any injuries.

Local 5 will update this story if more information is released.

ORIGINAL: Semi-truck fire blocks all lanes of I-43 NB in Green Bay

MONDAY 9/27/2021 9:28 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – All lanes of I-43 northbound are blocked due to a reported semi-truck that is on fire.

According to authorities, the incident happened around 9:10 a.m. near University Avenue on I-43 northbound. The closure is expected to last two hours.

I-43 northbound is reportedly closed from Mason Street to University Avenue due to the fire.

There was no information provided on the cause of the fire, or if there are any injuries.

Local 5 will continue to update this story as more information is available.

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