Time of Alarm: 03:35
As MTO crews cleaned up a fuel spill from a previous accident in the Highway 401 core lanes near Morningside Avenue a tractor trailer barreled into the scene, side swiping numerous MTO vehicles, a heavy tow and a vacuum truck, finally ending up on the guardrail. The tractor trailer and its load of cardboard soon ignited, with the entire trailer becoming involved in minutes. Three lines and Aerial 213’s master stream were used on the fire, which took an hour to extinguish and many more to clean up. Eighteen hours of service were logged by canteen volunteers.
Photos courtesy Paul Glionna and Larry Thorne.