Wednesday Vehicle Fire in Union

VERNON COUNTY, WI (Ben Caxton) — A straight box truck being operated by Calvin L. Bellamy of Milwaukee was westbound on State Highway 82 near Muncie road Wednesday when it caught fire. Bellamy realized there was a problem with the air brake system in the truck he was operating. Bellamy pulled to the shoulder of the roadway, and after several minutes Mr. Bellamy attempted to drive the vehicle and noticed a fire had started in the rear of the vehicle. Both Mr. Bellamy and his passenger were able to exit the vehicle and call 911. No injuries were reported and State Highway 82 was closed for emergency crews. The truck sustained damage to the box area.

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