A tractor trailer truck caught on fire on Rt. 495 southbound in Milford on Wednesday causing a 7-mile backup.
According to State Police, the fire happened near exit 20. around 5 p.m. Crews two took hours to clear the scene.
The company, which is a paper merchant, said there were no injuries.
Firefighters said the blaze ripped through the roof of the truck.
A roadside assistance worker responded immediately and redirected traffic, firefighters said.
The driver told firefighters he heard a noise from the engine and pulled over. The truck then caught fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters say $100,000 of equipment was lost.
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