Truck Fire Southbound Route 53 Near Northwest Highway, Palatine

Illinois State Police, and firefighters and paramedics from Palatine responded about 2:23 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021 to a report of a truck fire on southbound Route 53 near Northwest Highway (US-14).

Firefighters arrived to find a 2019 Ford truck with a flatbed trailer tow in the right lane with a fire in the engine compartment. The fire was extinguished by about 2:38 p.m.

The tow operator removed either the trailer or the two vehicles from the flatbed tow trailer to prevent the fire from extending to two vehicles that were being towed.

No injuries were reported.


The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities or witness on the scene.


Vehicle Fire Map IL-53 over US-14 (SOURCE: Map data ©2021 Google)
Vehicle Fire Map IL-53 over US-14 (SOURCE: Map data ©2021 Google).

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