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Semi-tractor engulfed in flames on Hwy 33 | By Washington Co. Sheriff

October 27, 2023 – Washington Co., WI – On Friday, October 27, 2023, at approximately 4:21 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Hwy. 33 and Hilltop Dr. in the Town of Addison for a report of a semi-tractor trailer engulfed in flames.
The uninvolved caller advised the trailer portion was engulfed in flames and that the uninjured semi-tractor operator was disconnected from the trailer.
On deputies’ arrival, the trailer was located disconnected and sitting in the westbound traffic lane of Hwy. 33 at Hilltop Drive. Allenton Fire responded and extinguished the flames.
An investigation found that a trailer tire had gone flat, causing excessive heat. That heat caused the industrial-sized rolls of paper inside the trailer to catch fire.
As a result of the fire, the trailer was a total loss as well as significant damage to the multiple rolls of paper.
To assist with fire operations and removal of property, Hwy. 33 was closed from Hwy. 175 to Hwy. W for approximately five hours.
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