One Injured In Tractor-Trailer Fire on Florida's Turnpike

What to Know

  • A crash involving hazardous materials caused a semi-truck to erupt into flames on Florida's Turnpike Thursday morning.
  • The crash closed all southbound lanes on the Turnpike before the Golden Glades interchange. Crews arrived promptly to extinguish the flames.
  • One person was injured in the accident and was transported to a nearby trauma center in Miami Gardens.

A semi-truck burst into flames Thursday morning after a crash involving hazardous materials on Florida's Turnpike, officials said. 

The tractor-trailer fire blocked all southbound lanes of the Florida's Turnpike just before the Golden Glades interchange early Thursday morning. The incident caused heavy traffic delays in Miami Gardens, with only one lane of traffic moving through the area at one point.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue headed to the scene just after 6:30 a.m. to extinguish the flames. Crews arrived to find the semi-truck fully engulfed in flames and one person injured. The patient was transported to a trauma center as rescue units worked to put out the flames.

After the main fire was knocked down, crews cut a hole in the cargo area of the truck to reach the remainder of the fire, according to a news release. 

The fire had all lanes blocked in Miami Gardens on SR-91 Florida's Turnpike southbound at NW 199th Street/Hard Rock Stadium and before Golden Glades/Sunpass Toll, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. 

This is a developing story and will be updated. Please check back for updates. 

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