Fire Destroys Truck Monday

The truck that caught fire just west of the Hither Hills overlook in Montauk was destroyed. T.E. McMorrow

A truck caught fire on Montauk Highway just west of the Hither Hills overlook in Montauk on Monday afternoon, briefly stopping traffic on the busy stretch of road. 

The Montauk Fire Department responded to find the truck fully engulfed in flames just before 4 p.m. The driver had pulled over on the side of the road. No one was hurt. 

Traffic was diverted down Cemetery Road and Old Montauk Highway until the flames were extinguished. 

No further information was available.

This was the second car fire in as many days. On Sunday evening, an older car was also destroyed after its engine erupted in flames on Abram's Landing Road in Amagansett, near Montauk Highway.