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Sunrise Highway eastbound reopens after truck fire in Shirley, police say

Firefighters battle a truck fire on eastbound Sunrise

Firefighters battle a truck fire on eastbound Sunrise Highway in Shirley early Tuesday morning. Credit: LiHotShots / Thomas J. Lambui

All lanes of eastbound Sunrise Highway in Shirley were reopened at 11 a.m. Tuesday, hours after police said a box truck caught fire just east of William Floyd Parkway.

Suffolk County police said the fire was reported at 5:19 a.m. and all lanes of eastbound Sunrise Highway were closed at Exit 58. The northbound William Floyd Parkway also was closed between Montauk and Sunrise highways.

The left lane of Sunrise Highway, as well as the William Floyd Parkway, were reopened at about 7:45 a.m., police said.

The remaining lane of Sunrise Highway remained closed until 11 a.m. for debris cleanup, police said.

Fire officials said firefighters from Mastic responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire quickly. The Brookhaven Fire Department was called for mutual aid. Photos from the scene show the truck engulfed in flames against the predawn sky.

There were no reported injuries.

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