Video: Truck and grass fire closes highway in Brampton


Published August 15, 2022 at 3:59 pm

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A transport truck fire that appears to have spread to the grass closed Hwy 407 in Brampton.

Brampton Fire and Emergency services said they responded to a truck and grass fire in the westbound lanes of Hwy 407, east of Hurontario Street.

OPP added that the vehicle was a line-painting truck. There were no injuries but there would be ongoing cleanup due to chemicals and hazmat fire.

All lanes were closed around 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Fire crews asked drivers to stay clear of the area.

A video shows the truck engulfed in flames at the side of the highway.

There is no word on the cause of the fire.

UPDATE: Brampton Fire declared the fire under control just after 4 p.m. However, Hwy 407 westbound,  east of Hurontario Street, had only one shoulder lane open. They suggested drivers avoid the area.

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