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Hwy. 401 reopens near Milton after vehicle fire

Last Updated Aug 4, 2017 at 9:50 am EDT

Westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Milton were closed for several hours following a vehicle fire in the early hours of August 4, 2017. JEFF PICKEL/680 NEWS

Highway 401 has reopened in Milton after a vehicle caught fire early on Friday morning.

Ontario provincial police say a tractor trailer caught fire near Guelph Line while travelling west around 2 a.m., closing the highway at Highway 25 for several hours.

No one was injured.

Road crews told 680 NEWS the fire originated in the brakes, near the rear tires of the vehicle. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known.

The right lanes of the westbound 401 are still blocked at Highway 25 in Milton. JEFF PICKEL/ 680 NEWS
The right lanes of the westbound 401 are still blocked at Highway 25 in Milton. JEFF PICKEL/ 680 NEWS