Semi truck goes up in flames on I-94 in Jackson County

A semi went up in flames on I-94 near Millston Tuesday. 

Black River Falls Fire Department Chief Steve Schreiber said they were called to the fire near mile marker 127 just after  1 p.m.

The driver, Prentice Brown of Atwood, Illinois, later told authorities he heard a hearing a pop before pulling over and seeing the smoke.

Brown said he tried to put out the fire himself with a fire extinguisher but wasn’t able to do so once the extinguisher ran out. The fire quickly spread from there to engulf the entire semi tractor. 

With an mutual aid assist from the Township of Lincoln (Warrens) Fire Department, crews from the Black River Falls were able to put out the flames. 

Chief Schreiber said the semi tractor is a total loss, and the trailer, which was carrying dog food and cat litter, had some fire damage. There’s no word yet on what the damage may cost, but the semi was properly insured. 

Eight firefighters were on scene for about an hour and a half.

During the fire, westbound traffic on I-94 was detoured for a short period of time.

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