BOSTON (WHDH) – A Mass Pike EB exit is back open after a rental truck caught fire, closing the exit 131 ramp in the process.
MassDOT announced the ramp closure just after 3:45 pm as crews extinguished the flames at the Allston-Brighton/Cambridge exit.
Boston firefighters were able to put out the flames thanks in part to a hose that ran about 50 feet from the ramp and a hydrant below, according to a tweet.
First responders soon went into cleanup mode as they worked to clear a large amount of smoldering debris, some of which flew off the ramp and onto a shed structure below the exit.
The ramp was reopened after seven in the afternoon
Businesses on the Mass Pike ramp in a U-Haul full of mattresses that was on fire. The companies had to access a water supply from 50 feet below and some of the burning debris fell onto the roof of a shed and had to be removed. There is a big clean up going on. pic.twitter.com/QBWh1xWp91
— Boston Fire Department (@BostonFire) August 22, 2022
Details about what may have caused the fire or if there were any injuries have not yet been released.
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