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Truck catches fire on Michigan Street

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MPD and MFD arrived on the scene early this evening.

MPD and MFD arrived on the scene early this evening.

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Photo by JP McGuire

MPD and MFD arrived on the scene early this evening.

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Wauwatosa native Francisco Duarte was headed eastbound on Michigan Street when his car caught fire near 23rd Street.

He drove over a sewer, and the cap came up and was lodged underneath his fuel tank. Duarte realized the car caught fire while he was in it. After pulling over, he ran out to a near by driveway. Duarte was unsure when the incident occurred, but his wife, Dina, received a call from him at 5:46 p.m.

“He called me when I was at work and told me what happened,” she said. “I came over as fast as I could.”

Milwaukee Police Department is unsure of what caused the sewer cap to attach to the bottom of the car. An investigation will open, and Duarte will have to make a claim with the city because it caused damage, Sergeant Allen Perry said.

This story is developing.

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