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Amazon Prime semi engulfed by flames on the Turnpike southbound in Martin County

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Posted at 7:19 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 11:26:49-05

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — An Amazon Prime semi was engulfed by flames Wednesday on Florida’s Turnpike in Martin County about 12 miles south of the Palm City exit, causing heavy delays much of the morning.

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

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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 were 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.

All lanes were back open by 10 a.m.

CHOPPER 5: Amazon Prime semi damaged by fire on the Turnpike in Martin County
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