Meridian Street closed after Carmel firefighters battle truck fire


By Ann Marie Shambaugh

Meridian Street remains shut down in both directions at Main Street in Carmel as crews clean up what remains of a truck fire.

Carmel Fire Dept. spokesman Tim Griffin said a semi-truck carrying fiberglass insulation was traveling northbound on Meridian at 3:50 a.m. Aug. 25 just before the blaze started. The truck swerved into the southbound lanes before jackknifing in the center median just north of Main Street.

Griffin said firefighters established a water connection with a hydrant on Pennsylvania Street using 900 feet of hose to combat the blaze. They also used foam to spray it.

The driver was treated on the scene and transported to the hospital but did not appear to have any serious injuries, Griffin said. No one else was involved in the incident.

Traffic heading northbound on Meridian Street must exit at 116th Street. Traffic heading southbound can use the Main Street roundabout exit to bypass the closure.