M50 video shows moment when ‘on fire’ truck closes Ballymun highway causing traffic chaos

m50 video shows moment when on fire truck closes ballymun
m50 video shows moment when on fire truck closes ballymun

This is the shocking moment when a truck caught fire on the M50 in Dublin, causing major traffic chaos.

The images show thick clouds of smoke rising from the unit at Junction 4 in Ballymun heading north.

The vehicle was carrying a load of debris, but fortunately the brave crew of the Dublin Fire Brigade stopped the spread of the flames.

Gardai was also at the scene of the incident, as the road was closed after the fire started at 11.30 this morning.

The driver of the vehicle managed to escape unscathed.

The road has now been reopened between the entrance and exit ramps at J4 Ballymun as traffic moves better on the approach.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of an incident on the M50 near Ballymun this morning, 27th May 2021 at approximately 11.30 am.

“A fire was extinguished after a vehicle caught fire and the highway was closed for a period of time.

“No injuries have been reported at this time.

“The road has since reopened.”

A spokesman for the Dublin Fire Brigade previously said on Twitter: “Firefighters have left the scene of the fire at @ M50Dublin in Ballymun heading north. However, the road is closed to allow recovery.

“A tractor unit was well lit, however the fire was prevented from spreading to its debris load. The driver was unharmed.”

Via | Dublin live