CPD Truck Bursts into Flames on I-94

Two officers and the prisoner they were transporting escaped the vehicle safely

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    Two Chicago Police officers and the prisoner they were transporting were able to get out of the vehicle safely, according to Chicago News Affairs. (Published Monday, Aug 15, 2011)

    A Chicago Police Department vehicle transporting a prisoner caught fire late Sunday night on the Bishop Ford Expressway.

    The blaze started around 11:15 p.m. when the vehicle’s engine caught fire, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The vehicle was engulfed in flames in the southbound lanes of I-94 near King Drive.

    Two Chicago Police officers and the prisoner they were transporting were able to get out of the vehicle safely, Greer said.

    All lanes were reopened by 1 a.m. Monday morning. No one was injured.