Trailer full of tires catches fire on I-75 South in Marion County

No injuries reported in heavy flames

A trailer full of tires caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Crews are working to put out a fire involving a trailer full of tires.

Marion County firefighters were responding to the fire that appeared to be in a rest area along I-75 south near mile marker 345 around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. By 6 p.m., the flames were not extinguished.

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Large clouds of thick, dark-colored smoke could be seen as crews battled the flames.

Marion County Fire Rescue officials said the driver of the vehicle was able to disconnect the cab from the trailer and move the cab away after the fire started. He was not injured.

Officials have not said whether the fire was impacting traffic.

No other details were immediately available. 

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