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Turnpike reopens after fuel spill, tractor-trailer fire in Osceola County

WESH Orlando logo WESH Orlando 7/12/2021
a steam train on a steel track: Osceola County Fire Department © Osceola County Fire Department Osceola County Fire Department

A tractor-trailer on fire closed down the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County Monday morning.

The fire had all lanes blocked before mile marker 236, from Kissimmee, St. Cloud down to Yeehaw Junction. Lanes reopened around 11 a.m.

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Two semi-trucks collided in the southbound lanes, causing one to catch fire afterward, troopers said.

Authorities said both trailers were loaded at the time and there was a fuel spill. EPA was on scene for the 250-gallon spill, Osceola County Fire said.

One driver was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

WESH 2 News will bring you the latest developments as they become available.

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