Crews prevent spread of semi truck fire on interstate

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night at the 390 mile marker in the southbound lane of I-75 in Alachua County, there was a commercial vehicle fire involving a semi truck. The cab of the truck was a total loss. The trailer, which was empty at the time, was threatened but was not involved. There were no injuries. 

High Springs and Alachua County Fire Rescue worked seamlessly to extinguish the fire and prevent the spread into the trailer and surrounding trees. Two Fire Engines and a Water tanker, which carries 4000 gallons of water, were required to bring the fire under control.  

There was also a traffic crash that was possibly related to the traffic resulting from the semi fire. A mid-size passenger vehicle with two occupants lost control and rolled over, causing a total loss to the vehicle. This accident occurred just north of the vehicle fire. Both occupants were able to escape from the vehicle with minor injuries and both refused transport to the hospital. 

Alachua County Fire Rescue would like to remind the public to use caution when traveling on the roadways and remember to move over for Emergency Vehicles.

  • Way too many Semi trucks wrecked on I-75…there must be a reason for it….one think that can be eliminated is…SNOW & ICE.

    • It is likely idiots driving too slow in left lane and those who zip around fast in right lane. Driving exam should include IQ-type questions. Morons stay home.

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