Driver suffers smoke inhalation in truck fire

A tractor-trailer that caught fire on Hwy. 401 Friday, July 31 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ontario Provincial Police)

The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating after a tractor-trailer caught fire while driving along Hwy. 401 early Friday morning.

Police say the truck was in the westbound lanes near Hwy 77 in Lakeshore around 12:30 a.m. when it ignited.

Firefighters and police responded.

A tractor-trailer that caught fire on Hwy. 401 Friday, July 31 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ontario Provincial Police)

A tractor-trailer that caught fire on Hwy. 401 Friday, July 31 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ontario Provincial Police)

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital with smoke inhalation. It is not considered life-threatening.

The fire forced a partial closure of the westbound lanes for about four hours so police could investigate.

It reopened around 3 a.m.