Huge Truck Fire On Montreal Overpass Sends Cloud Of Black Smoke Over The Décarie (Video)
- A large truck fire on the Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse caught the attention of commuters this afternoon.
- Videos shared with MTL Blog on Facebook and Twitter shows the extent of the blaze.
Videos shared with MTL Blog on Facebook and Twitter show an ongoing truck fire on an overpass over the Décarie expressway.
The circumstances of the fire are unclear, but Gabriel Arpin, who sent the below footage to MTL Blog, posits that the fire is a result of an "engine or electronic problem."
The flames have produced a large cloud of black smoke. A video from Twitter user @CowabungaDeets captures the smoke from as far away as de la Savane orange line metro station.
The videos below are from Gabriel Arpin.
This is the view from de la Savane.
Huge fire near de la savanne metro station!! @mtlblog @CTVMontreal @CBCMontreal https://t.co/T3yEIGaSAb— Deetz (@Deetz) 1566933134.0
Arpin's video shows that the fire is on the Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse near the intersection of rue Duncan and the Décare.
Live traffic footage from Québec 511 shows firefighters and an ambulance on the scene. The fire appears to be extinguished though the overpass remains closed.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.