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June 24, 2014

Semi trailer catches fire on I-75

Live Oak —

Suwannee County Fire/Rescue responded to a fire call around 7:30 Tuesday morning of a semi trailer on fire on I-75 near the Columbia and Suwannee County border.

While enroute, crews were notified the trailer was hauling pallets of sugar and the trailer was fully involved with fire. The driver was able to save the truck by disconnecting it from the trailer and moving it out of the way. Upon arrival, SCFR crews found the trailer fully involved and Columbia County fire personnel were already on scene.

The cause of the fire determined to have started from a tire blowout on the trailer.

Crews from SCFR and CCFR had the fire under control in nine minutes, according to SCFR.

“The top of the trailer had collapsed making it difficult to gain access to the front part of the trailer to extinguish hot spots,” said Tim White, SCFR fire marshal.

Crews had to gain access to the front of the trailer by cutting an opening into a wall. 


No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $50,000. 

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