Semi fire on SB Turnpike in Palm Beach Co. - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Semi fire on SB Turnpike in Palm Beach Co.

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A tractor-trailer fire caused big backups Wednesday morning on Florida's Turnpike southbound between Lake Worth Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard. 

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The truck caught fire around 8:30 a.m. just north of the Boynton Beach Boulevard exit, closing all southbound lanes and some northbound lanes. 

The driver of the semi was injured and transported to a local hospital.

Officials said about 300 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on the ground.

The fire was extinguished just before 9 a.m. 

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Florida Highway Patrol are at the scene.

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