LAKE FOREST – A semi-truck caught on fire on southbound lane of Route 41 the afternoon of January 7 just north of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital exit between Deerpath Road and Gage Lane. No one was injured, according to a news release from the Lake Forest Fire Department.
Also from the release: “Crews arrived on scene to find a fully involved semi-truck trailer. The driver had disconnected the trailer from the truck and moved to safety with no injuries. Mutual aid crews from Lake Bluff and Knollwood responded to assist in water supply and overhaul of the contents of the trailer. The fire was extinguished with no injuries to any responders. Route 41 southbound remained closed until salt could be applied to make the roadway safe. … The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The estimated loss is $250,000.
From the Lake Forest Fire Department