I-294 fire: Amazon truck becomes engulfed in flames on Tri-State Tollway in Northbrook

Illinois State Police did not immediately have additional information on incident

Monday, February 14, 2022
Amazon truck catches fire on I-294 in Northbrook
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Northbrook fire officials said an Amazon truck caught fire on I-294 at Lake Cook Road Sunday night.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- An Amazon truck caught fire on the Tri-State Tollway in Northbrook Sunday night.

It happened around midnight on the northbound lanes of Interstate 294 at Lake Cook Road, Northbrook fire officials said.

The cab of the truck was completely destroyed, Northbrook fire said.

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The driver managed to escape.

There's no word yet on how that fire may have started.

Fire officials said the truck was carrying "general packages," but the blaze did not spread to the trailer because firefighters dumped about 1,000 gallons of water and foam on it.

Illinois State Police also responded to the incident but did not immediately have any additional information.