A vehicle fire at 248th Street in Langley on Tuesday, June 1, 2020 is causing a significant delays eastbound on the Trans Canada Highway. (Drive BC)

A vehicle fire at 248th Street in Langley on Tuesday, June 1, 2020 is causing a significant delays eastbound on the Trans Canada Highway. (Drive BC)

TRAFFIC: Vehicle fire blocking Highway 1 eastbound lanes in Langley

The left lane has re-opened to traffic, two others remain closed

A truck fire on the Trans Canada Highway in Langley is blocking eastbound lanes.

The incident was reported at 248th Street in Langley by the Ministry of Transporation around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The truck and trailer was fully involved with Township of Langley fire crews arrived on scene, said Dale Steeple, assistant fire chief.

“It appears to have started from the engine compartment,” he said. ” It went to second-alarm to get more water brought out as there are no hydrants on Highway 1.”

The driver was able to exit the vehicle, Steeple confirmed. There were no reported injuries.

Various lanes were blocked temporarily, according to the ministry, so motorists were advised to reroute.

Steeple estimated the area should be “cleaned up shortly.”


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Township fire crews responded to a truck fire on Highway 1 at 248th Street on Tuesday afternoon. (Submitted photo: Jenna Caul-Zillich)

Township fire crews responded to a truck fire on Highway 1 at 248th Street on Tuesday afternoon. (Submitted photo: Jenna Caul-Zillich)