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Fire at scrap yard in Sullivan blocks off traffic for several hours

Updated: 12:20 p.m. on May 1, 2018

SULLIVAN, Wis. (CBS 58) – Several fire crews battled a five-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at a scrap yard in Jefferson County.

Highway 18 was blocked off for several hours so firefighters could battle the fire that started at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Auto and Trucks Salvage Parts scrap yard.

Drone video shows heavy smoke and fire crews hosing the fire down. Several fire departments brought tankers to get water to the fire because there aren’t hydrants in the area. The fire started before the business opened and it’s unclear whether anyone was at the scrap yard at the time.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

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Updated: 6:57 a.m. on May 1, 2018

SULLIVAN, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Fort Atkinson Fire Department says it is assisting the Rome Fire Department on the scene of the junkyard fire.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.

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Posted: 6:42 a.m. on May 1, 2018

SULLIVAN, Wis. (CBS 58) – Highway 18 is closed near County F Tuesday morning in Sullivan due to a fire.

The Watertown Fire Department tells CBS 58 they are responding to a junkyard fire.

CBS 58 has a crew headed to the scene.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.

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