Semi catches fire on the Turnpike in St. Lucie

Semi catches fire on the Turnpike in St. Lucie

All lanes are back open after a semi caught fire early Monday morning on the Florida Turnpike southbound in St. Lucie County.

The St. Lucie County Fire District said the call came in at 5:40 a.m., closing all southbound lanes. The fire was out by 6:25 a.m. and contained to the trailer.

Chopper 5 flew over the scene and spotted a large hole in the side of the trailer and some of the items it was hauling spilled onto the road.

All lanes were back by 7:26 a.m.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

Crews responded to reports of a semi trailer fire in the sb lanes of the turnpike at mm157 (5 miles north of the FP toll plaza). The call came in at 5:40am and the fire was out by 6:25. The fire was contained to the trailer. pic.twitter.com/WRBlNSqf7Z
Tractor trailer Fire SB FL Turnpike north of Orange ave FIRE OUT 1 LEFT LANE OPEN Minor delays pic.twitter.com/doLHlORett

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