SILVER SPRING, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A fire to a tractor trailer hauling fruit along the inner-loop of the Capital Beltway caused early morning delays in Montgomery County.
The incident was reported around 5 a.m. along the inner-loop of Interstate 495 before exit 29B at New Hampshire Avenue in the Silver Spring area.
No injuries were reported. The fire reportedly started in the sleeper section of the vehicle and extended to the engine.
ICYMI ~5a IL I495 Before Exit 29B New Hampshire Av, TT Fire, sleeper in section of cab & fire extended to engine compartment, no injury, trailer hauling fruit, no hazmat, no injury, fire out, lots of fire upon arrival, occupants got out, some lanes blocked pic.twitter.com/SrkqUGFhlx— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 17, 2019
Update - (initial dispatch 5a) I495 Beltway near New Hampshire Av, TT vehicle fire, boxes in the trailer needed to be off loaded, apparently caught fire & burned when the liner of the trailer fell onto the boxes, fire out, no injury, some lanes BLOCKED pic.twitter.com/mvFD53PYpN— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 17, 2019