Big rig hauling 10,000 frozen turkeys catches fire on I-4 near Sanford

Fire slows I-4 west near mile marker 101

A vehicle fire slows I-4 in Seminole County. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

SANFORD, Fla. – Thursday’s morning commute ruffled some feathers for some Central Florida drivers.

A tractor-trailer carrying 10,000 frozen turkeys caught fire at 4:40 a.m. on I-4 west near Sanford, causing slowdowns in the area.

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The fire happened near mile marker 101, blocking two lanes of I-4 west in the area.

Officials said the driver pulled onto the shoulder and the tractor-trailer caught fire. It’s not known what caused the fire.

The Seminole County Fire Department said the fire was extinguished, but it sparked back up and had to be put out again.

No one was injured.

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