Semi catches fire on I-75

ACFR extinguished a tractor-trailer fire on I-75 at mile marker 392 on Friday morning.
Alachua county Fire Rescue and High Springs Fire Rescue units extinguished a tractor-trailer fire on I-75 at mile marker 392 on Friday morning. (Courtesy of ACFR)

A tractor-trailer caught fire and backed up traffic northbound on I-75 two miles north of the Gainesville NW 39th Avenue 390 exit Friday morning.

According to an Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) release, ACFR and High Springs Fire Rescue crews were dispatched at 8:03 a.m. to the tractor-trailer parked along the shoulder of the road with fire coming from the cab and the front of the trailer.

Using two hose lines, the fire was extinguished after both fuel tanks ruptured and caused extensive damage to the truck and trailer. The driver escaped unharmed and it was discovered that the fire started from the cab’s rear-wheel brakes.

The trailer contained lemonade and Coca-Cola products.

All northbound I-75 lanes were stopped while the fire crews extinguished the blaze but are now reopened.




Semi cab following a fire along I-75
Courtesy of ACFR Remnants of the semi cab following a fire along I-75 north of Gainesville on Friday morning.
Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-75
Courtesy of ACFR The burnt front end of the trailer that caught fire along I-75 north of Gainesville on Friday morning.
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