Tractor trailer fire on I-490 eastbound near Route 441

Posted at: 07/30/2013 5:38 PM
Updated at: 07/30/2013 11:20 PM

A tractor trailer fire caused a major traffic jam on I-490 eastbound near Route 441 Tuesday evening.

The Brighton Fire Chief tells News10NBC that a couple from North Carolina were driving on I-490 when they noticed smoke coming from the trailer of the truck. The husband, who was driving, pulled over to the side of the road and unhitched the cab from the trailer.

The fire chief says the husband burned his hand, but no other injuries were reported.

The trailer was empty, but the couple did lose a lot of personal belongings.