Peel police investigating suspicious transport truck fire on Laird Road

Mississauga News
MISSISSAUGA – Peel Regional Police are still on scene of a suspicious truck fire that took place on Laird Road early Sunday morning.Police received multiple calls about a loud bang, flash of light and heavy smoke just after 3 a.m.
Officers responded and located a transport truck fully engulfed behind an industrial unit on 3600 Laird Rd., located near Ridgeway Drive and The Collegeway.Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze before it could spread to the warehouse unit.There were no injuries and no one was on scene when crews arrived, police report.
According to police, at this point, the cause of the blaze is deemed suspicious.The force’s explosive disposal unit was also called out to investigate, but have since left the area.

It is not known if there was anything inside the 45-foot tractor-trailer when the fire occurred, police said.

According to Mississauga Fire, a Region of Peel crew was called out to clean up about 400 litres of diesel fuel that was spilled. Mississauga Fire was on scene until just before 5:30 a.m.

The truck was destroyed by the fire, Mississauga Fire officials said. The cost of damage to the vehicle is not known at this time.