Transport truck catches fire on Hwy. 427 in west Toronto

Transport truck catches fire on Hwy. 427 in west Toronto

Several lanes of Highway 427 in Etobicoke remain closed after a transport truck became engulfed in flames Friday afternoon.

At around 2:30 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police said both the north and southbound express lanes between Dundas Street and The West Mall were closed as firefighters and other emergency responders were called in to tackle the blaze.

In a Periscope video posted from the scene during the cleanup, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the driver was not injured in the fire and no other vehicles were involved.

At around 3 p.m., the OPP said the southbound lanes had reopened, along with the left northbound express lane.

“The 427 is going to be a place to avoid until this mess gets cleaned up,” Schmidt said.



UPDATE: VEHICLE FIRE: #Hwy427 express between Dundas & West Mall: SB lanes reopened, NB left lane reopened. ^aw
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