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Truck Fire Closes Nortbound I-290/Route 53, Just South of Higgins Rd Near Schaumburg

Wed July 03 2013 12:30 pm  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=64414
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Truck fire from IDOT cameras on I-290/IL 53 with Schaumburg Fire Department on the scene (IDOT camera).

Schaumburg firefighter/paramedics and Illinois State Police responded about 9:55 AM Wednesday to a truck fire in the left shoulder of Route 53, just south of Higgins Road Road. 42.03609,-88.030788. Schaumburg firefighters responded with a ladder truck, an engine and a squad, and a battalion chief.

The fire took just over 20 minutes to extinguish. There was no word available on any hazardous materials or if any cargo was burning.

Heavy black smoke was initially reported to be coming out of the truck.

No injuries were reported, and no word on the cause of the fire has been released.

All lanes of Route 53 were closed for about one hour.

Map of area of truck fire …

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I-290/IL-53 all clear at about 11:35 a.m. with burn marks on the left shoulder (IDOT photo).


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