Tractor-trailer hauling sweet potatoes bursts into flames on I-4 westbound in Polk County

A tractor-trailer fire caused major delays in Polk County on Monday morning. 

FHP says a tractor-trailer hauling sweet potatoes westbound on I-4 near the 35-mile marker suffered a mechanical issue and caught fire. The driver got out of the truck safely as it became engulfed in flames. 

Steven Tillman, 62, of Orlando, was not injured. 

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As of 8:04 a.m., crews were working to open more lanes after the fire. Delays continue. 

 

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