SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) – A 53-foot trailer served as a ferocious bonfire along Rt. 8 Sunday morning as three different fire departments worked to contain the blaze.

Shelton, Nichols, and Trumbull Fire Departments responded to a tractor-trailer fire at Rt. 8 South near Exit 11. The trailer, which was hauling food produce, emitted “a large volume of fire” from the back portion of the vehicle, according to the Shelton Fire Department.

Arriving fire units began fire suppression as the southbound portion of Rt. 8 had to be shut down. After several hours the majority of the fire had been extinguished. The highway was reopened around noon.

No injuries were reported.