Truck Fire Cooks Trailer Full Of Frozen Chicken

Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA)- An eighteen wheeler hauling a trailer filled with  frozen chicken, burst into flames  in the southbound lanes  of I-75,  near mile marker 257,  Tuesday morning.  

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Sgt. Steve Gaskins says the rear brakes suffered a mechanical failure and caught fire.  The truck driver safely stopped the semi on the side of the road, he was not injured. 

The fire  closed the southbound lanes of I-75 for almost an hour while fire crews extinguished the fire.

Photo Credit:Sgt. Steve Gaskins

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