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UPDATE: Driver has minor injuries after truck rolls over, catches fire on the Beltline

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The driver of a City of Madison water tank truck was taken to the hospital Monday morning after the truck rolled over on the Beltline and caught fire.

The Madison Fire Department says the driver was helped out of the truck by a passing driver. The water truck driver, identified earlier by Madison police as a 56-year-old man, was taken to UW Hospital to be evaluated for possible injuries. Earlier, police said the man's injuries are believed to be minor.

Around 10:45 a.m., firefighters in Madison were called to the fire on the westbound Beltline between Verona Rd. and Whitney Way. Once the fire was extinguished, crews focused on stopping diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid that were leaking onto the ground.

The Madison Fire Department says about 10 gallons of fuel leaked from the tank before it was safe to begin containing it. A City of Madison vacuum truck was brought in to remove runoff water and fuel that entered the storm sewer prior to the containment.


UPDATE (WKOW) --- Madison Police say the 56-year-old driver involved in at truck fire on the Beltline sustained minor injuries.

The vehicle was a city street water truck.  Police say the man slowed to avoid traffic and lost control rolling it.  The engine then started on fire.

The fire closed down the westbound Beltline between Verona Road and Whitney Way for about two hours.


UPDATE (WKOW) --- All lanes are now open on the Westbound Beltline between Verona Road and Whitney Way.

The lanes were closed for about 2 hours after a truck rolled and started on fire.

No information on if anyone was injured.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The westbound Beltline is closed at Verona Road due to a truck rollover and fire.

Wisconsin DOT states the lanes will be closed down for about an hour.  The accident happened just before 11:00 Monday morning. 

No word on any injuries or what led to the crash.

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