Part of Decarie Expressway closed after vehicle catches on fire

WATCH ABOVE: A collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck resulted in a major fire on the Decarie Expressway.

MONTREAL – Part of the Decarie Expressway was closed in both directions Tuesday afternoon after a major fire.

Around 4 p.m. a passenger vehicle collided with a truck.

The impact ignited the diesel tanks on the truck and the fire quickly spread to the rest of the trailer.

“[Decarie is] closed between Côte Saint-Luc and Queen Mary,” said Ronald McInnis, a spokesperson with the Sûreté du Québec.

“The car is not on fire anymore, it was controlled by the fire department.”

Montreal firefighters put it out around 5 p.m., continuing to hose it down for safety.

According to Claude Denis from Sûreté Québec, nobody in the accident was injured.

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