(Heather Coates/Facebook)

Doritos truck bursts into flames on Langford overpass

A delivery truck burst into flames on the Millstream overpass early Monday morning

Commuters from the West Shore were delayed Monday morning due to a truck fire on a major overpass.

A Doritos delivery truck caught fire just after 6 a.m. on the Millstream overpass in Langford.

Langford Fire Rescue responded around 6:15 a.m. to find the fire significantly developed. The driver had attempted to extinguish the flames but was unsuccessful.

The crew called in more resrouces to assist with the blaze.

Langford Fire told Black Press that finding hot spots amongst the products and boxes was difficult.

“Chips are very flammable,” said Langford fire chief Chris Aubrey. “Once they get going, a bag of chips can start a significant fire.”

READ MORE: Pedestrian truck in fatal Colwood crash

Motorists were still getting through but traffic maps showed long lineups as vehicles attempted to merge onto Highway 1, while others detoured to Highway 1 A through View Royal, which was also backed up at that time.

The accident was cleared within an hour. There were no injuries.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

(Shayla Glover)

(Jeff Norton/Facebook)

(Paul Scotthorne)

Just Posted

Derelict trimaran removed from Oak Bay waters

Boat has been aground near Oak Bay Marina for over five months

Victoria Board of Education reviews its catchment boundary plans this week

Following consultation process, SD 61 ready to recommend shift in school learning lines

Confusing parking lot blamed for cars tipping into flowerbeds at Peninsula Canadian Tire

Tow and repairs cost thousands, engineer says drivers’ responsibility, Canadian Tire stay quiet

Saanich says it will take months to fix a sink hole that appeared during ‘Snowmaggedon’

Roads closed in the area after the sink hole first opened in early February

Province funds $88.6M for two new schools in Langford by 2022

Langford gets 500-seat elementary school and a 700-seat middle school

WATCH: Barbers battle it out in Victoria

‘Barber Battle’ saw stylists and barbers from across North America go head-to-head

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Update: Two shot, two arrested at Toronto Raptors victory rally

The team and several dignitaries, including Justin Trudeau, remained on stage

Most Read