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Semi-truck carrying sugar catches on fire in Jackson County

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A semi truck caught fire on an area highway in Jackson County Friday early morning.

In a press release, the Wisconsin State Patrol Eau Claire Post received a call a semi-truck was on fire on I-94 west bound at mile marker 108 near Hixton.

The state patrol said the driver, 46-year-old Osmany Pelegrin-Camber, from Homestead Florida, and his passenger, 49-year-old Andy Fernandez, from Marathon, Florida, were in the semi-truck when it started on fire. They said the semi-truck was carrying bags of sugar at the time.

Authorities said both Pelegrin-Camber and Fernandez got out of the semi safely and were not injured. The incident remains under investigation.

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