Truck fire temporarily closes Sunrise Highway near Wantagh Parkway

Wantagh firefighters battle blaze before Monday morning sunrise


The Wantagh Fire Department extinguished a tractor-trailer fire on May 14 minutes before sunrise on Sunrise Highway near the Wantagh State Parkway.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 4:48 a.m. and put out the truck, which was fully engulfed in flames, in about 20 minutes. Sunrise Highway was temporarily closed in both directions for 30 minutes due to heavy smoke and the fire itself. After the scene was cleared, the highway was re-opened before the morning rush hour commute.

There were no injuries reported.