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Fire temporarily closes Highway 51 in Rock County

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Steve Benton
October 8, 2008
— Highway 51 between Janesville and Beloit was shut down for about an hour Tuesday night as firefighters battled a garage fire near the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.

Janesville firefighters responded to 4327 South Highway 51 around 11:10 p.m. and found a garage, at that location, fully involved in fire. Mutual aid was requested from the Turtle and Footville fire departments.


Damage is estimated at $50,000 to the structure, contents, and vehicles parked nearby. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



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