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Amazon Prime semi engulfed in flames in South Florida

Posted: 8:50 AM, Jan 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-15 08:50:21-05
Semi engulfed by flames on the Turnpike southbound in Martin County
Semi engulfed by flames on the Turnpike southbound in Martin County
Semi engulfed by flames on the Turnpike southbound in Martin County

An Amazon Prime semi was engulfed by flames Wednesday morning on Florida’s Turnpike in Martin County about twelve miles south of the Palm City exit, closing all southbound lanes.

The Florida Department of Transportation website reported the incident occurred at 6:53 a.m.

FDOT traffic cameras at 7:10 a.m. showed the tractor-trailer was still on fire with large flames coming out of the trailer and cab.

It’s unclear if anyone was hurt, but there are heavy southbound delays between Jupiter and Stuart.

By 7:30 a.m., fire crews had arrived and extinguished the blaze, but traffic cameras show the cab and a portion of the trailer were destroyed.

Chopper 5 flew over the scene at 8:15 a.m. and spotted crews removing damaged boxes from the front portion of the trailer.

CHOPPER 5: Amazon Prime semi damaged by fire on the Turnpike in Martin County
wptv-amzon-semi-fire.jpgAnn Barson Waltzinger, WPTV Facebook follower