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Semi on fire near I-90 DeForest exit


DEFOREST, Wis. — A semi-truck on fire on the shoulder of Interstate 90 at County Highway V in DeForest is sending thick smoke across all lanes of the Interstate during the Friday evening commute and closing all southbound lanes of traffic.

The fire was first reported at about 4:20 p.m.

Fire units from DeForest are currently on the scene.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says all southbound lanes of I-39/90/94 were briefly blocked while fire crews responded. As of now, just the right southbound lane is closed.

Viewer-submitted pictures show thick smoke from the fire stretching across multiple lanes of traffic.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.