GAITHERSBURG, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A tractor-trailer fire caused early morning delays Wednesday in Montgomery County along the southbound lanes of Interstate 270 in the Gaithersburg area.
Images posted online by Montgomery County Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer show flames at the top of the truck while firefighters work to extinguish the fire from the side.
Piringer says the fire was reported around 5 a.m. along the southbound lanes of Interstate 270 near Clopper Road between Route 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue) and Interstate 370.
No injuries were reported. Several lanes of Interstate 270 were closed.
Update - I270, tractor trailer fire under control, most of trailer contents (food products) saved/ok & being off loaded by FFs, 2 left lanes OPEN pic.twitter.com/8s3taiqw1f— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 8, 2019
Update - SB I270 near Clopper Rd, btwn Rt124 Montgomery Village Ave & I370, TT carrying food products, on fire, all lanes BLOCKED SB pic.twitter.com/WiMVjEFbx7— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 8, 2019