Tractor trailer truck catches fire on Route 8 in Trumbull

(WTNH/ Report-It/Kate Doyle)
(WTNH/ Report-It/Kate Doyle)

TRUMBULL, Conn. (WTNH)– A tractor trailer truck fire caused heavy delays on Route 8 in Trumbull Tuesday morning.

State police say the tractor trailer truck fire happened on Route 8 southbound by exit 7. There were no lane closures but the accident did cause delays around 7:45 a.m.

(WTNH/ Report It/ George Kochera)
(WTNH/ Report It/ George Kochera)

 

(WTNH/ Report It/ George Kochera)
(WTNH/ Report It/ George Kochera)

Troopers say it was a brake fire and that no one was injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is unknown.

News 8 received several Report It photos from commuters.

(WTNH/ Report It/ Theresa M)
(WTNH/ Report It/ Theresa M)
(WTNH/ Report It/ George Kochera)
(WTNH/ Report It/ George Kochera)

The incident remains under investigation. Traffic appears to be moving on Route 8 at this time.

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