Total loss, no injuries in fire involving transport carrying freezies

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Leeds County are continuing an investigation into a transport fire on Highway 401 eastbound near Brockville.

On July 18, 2018 at about 1:15 A.M., officers of the Leeds County OPP detachment attended a transport fire on Highway 401, west of Brockville in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township. The tractor trailer, which was transporting ‘freezies’ treats, became completely engulfed in flames. Both east and westbound lanes of Highway 401 were closed in response to the fire.

The Ministry of the Environment has also been contacted in regards to a diesel spill in the incident.

There were no reported injuries.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 401 will remain closed until about 8:00 PM to allow for vehicle removal, resurfacing of damaged asphalt, MOE investigation and clean up. Detours are in place at Long Beach.

Photo credit: First Response Media

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