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SR 408 reopens after garbage truck fire

State Road 408 is closed in Orlando because of a brush fire.
State Road 408 is closed in Orlando because of a brush fire.

ORLANDO, Fla. – State Road 408 has reopened in Orlando after a vehicle fire shut it down, but traffic is backed up in the area.

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Westbound lanes of SR 408 were closed at mile marker 20 near Rouse Road for more than an hour on Friday. 

Traffic cameras show smoke coming from a garbage truck, which lost power when a fire broke out in the container portion of the vehicle, fire officials said.

The fire was put out just before 3:30 p.m. and one lane had been reopened.

Traffic remained backed up in the area.

No other details have been released.