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Truck fire closes northbound lanes of US 41 near Slinger

A truck fire has shut down all lanes of northbound traffic on US 41 near Slinger.

An alert from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said the fire broke out just before 2 a.m. on US 41 at County K.

Allenton Fire Department officials say the truck's tires caught fire after a mechanical problem. The driver pulled over and flames quickly spread to paper cargo in the trailer. The driver was not injured. 

Crews are still on scene handling hot spots and expect to have the scene cleared by 7:30 a.m.

Tune into the CBS 58 Morning News for live updates. 
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