Video: Truck and grass fire closes highway in Brampton
Published August 15, 2022 at 3:59 pm
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.
We are presently on scene of truck and grass fire on @407ETR WB east of Hurontario St. All lanes have been booked while crews work to extinguish the fire. Please stay clear of the area. ^MW @ChiefBoyes @BPFFA1068 pic.twitter.com/OosX1pHYHn
— Brampton Fire & Emergency Services (@BramptonFireES) August 15, 2022
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.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies