Miami-Dade County

Morning Truck Fire Shuts Down Florida's Turnpike In Southwest Miami-Dade

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  • A massive fire from an overturned truck caused traffic to come to a stop on the Florida's Turnpike Tuesday morning in Southwest Miami-Dade.

A massive truck fire shut down a busy Miami-Dade County roadway Tuesday morning as crews worked to put out the flames.

Crews responded to the scene on the Florida’s Turnpike southbound after Southwest 120th Street shortly before 9:30 a.m. An overturned tanker truck lost control and ended up on its side, eventually catching fire.

The truck was a commerical fuel carrier, forcing crews to use foam to put out the flames instead of normal water. While doing so, both directions of the Turnpike were shut down while crews eventually extinguished the fire.

Eventually, the fire was put out and the northbound lanes were reopened around 10:15 AM. The southbound lanes remain closed as motorists are being forced to exit the Turnpike at SW 120th Street.

The driver of the truck was able to make it out on his own and wasn't hurt in the incident.

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