Now cleared: Car fire closes ALL lanes of I-43 NB at Becher for brief time at start of evening rush

MILWAUKEE -- A car fire closed ALL lanes of I-43NB at Becher Street on Wednesday, August 5th at the start of the evening rush.

A spokeswoman Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office tells FOX6 News around 4:00 p.m., a Chevy Blazer was reported to be fully engulfed in flames.

No one was injured.

A short-term closure of I-43 NB at Becher Street occurred, as smoke from the fire was drifting across the other lanes of traffic.

Sheriff's deputies tried to divert drivers off of the freeway at Lapham Street -- but some cars were struck on the freeway until the lanes of traffic were reopened.

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