Ambassador Bridge reopens after vehicle fire

The Ambassador Bridge has reopened following a vehicle fire as of 3 p.m.

A vehicle fire had been blocking traffic on the Ambassador Bridge. The bridge was been closed for cleanup.

FOX 2 was told the fire is on the American side of the bridge, and involves a pickup truck and a camper. It is unclear at this time how the fire started. 

An official from Customs and Border Patrol tells FOX 2 no one was injured. 

A statement released from the Ambassador Bridge said:

"Border traffic was restored to normal following a fire caused by a pick-up truck hauling a trailer headed to Canada on the US side of the bridge. Detroit Fire Department responded very promptly to the event. It is unknown at this time what caused the passenger vehicle fire.

"We appreciate the swift action of the Detroit Fire Dept. and the accommodation by border agencies to restore border traffic after an emergency event today," said Mickey Blashfield, spokesman for the Ambassador Bridge. Our new enhancement span would have accommodated the free flow of traffic without delay today, were it not for bureaucratic red-tape."


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