Traffic on Interstate 75 was backed up for several miles Tuesday morning after a semi-truck burst into flames.
Marion County firefighters at 7:41 a.m. responded to the incident in the southbound lanes of the interstate near Mile Marker 372. When they arrived a short time later, they found a burning semi loaded with oranges. Fire crews deployed two hose lines and had the fire under control within minutes, a Marion County Fire Rescue report states.
Southbound traffic was reduced to one lane during the incident. A preliminary investigation showed that the truck’s brakes caught fire and then spread to the trailer, the report says.