Trash truck fire shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Chester Co.

CHARLESTOWN TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- A trash truck burst into flames, shutting down the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the beginning of the Thursday morning rush hour.

It happened at 5:30 a.m. in Charlestown Township.

Police shut down all westbound lanes between Route 29 and Downington as firefighters arrived on the scene to put out the fire.

A 3.5-mile backup was reported approaching the Downington exit.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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