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Vehicle being towed by RV catches fire on the Turnpike in St. Lucie County

All lanes back open
A vehicle caught fire in the northbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike in St. Lucie County April 28, 2020.
Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 14:52:00-04

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — Traffic is flowing again on Florida’s Turnpike in St. Lucie County after an SUV, being pulled by a recreational vehicle, caught fire late Tuesday morning.

FDOT said a red Cadillac Escalade caught fire at about 11:11 a.m. near mile marker 141, closing all northbound lanes for multiple hours.

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Traffic cameras showed a large amount of smoke coming from the vehicle while crews arrived to put out the flames.

FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes said no one was hurt.

All lanes were back open by 2:30 p.m.