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Firefighter suffers minor injuries in Milford truck fire

Firefighters responding to the scene of Pilot Travel Center on Old Gate Lane say they could see heavy black smoke from the area.
Credit: Milford Fire Department Milford, CT

MILFORD, Conn. — Police say firefighters are were on the scene of a truck fire Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters responding to the scene of Pilot Travel Center on Old Gate Lane say they could see heavy black smoke from the area. Once they arrived, first responders found two tractor-trailers on fire. 

Fire hoses and foam was used to extinguished the fire. One of the trucks contained boxed vegetables, while the other had over 4,000 pounds of bleach. 

Firefighters say one of the fire hydrants on the scene was not working and an additional 800' of hose had to be laid down to the second hydrant. 

There was one firefighter taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.