A pickup truck trailer carrying 6,000 pounds of onions caught fire Saturday night I-75 in Florida, fire officials said.
Fire crews responded just after 8:30 p.m. to the fire near Interstate 354 in Ocala and found an open trailer fully engulfed, Ocala Fire Rescue said.
Crews tackled the flames and extinguished the fire within three minutes of arriving on the scene, the department said.
The driver, who stopped and got out of the pickup truck safely, told firefighters he first noticed the flames after one of the truck’s tires blew out.
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When he stopped to check on the car, the driver said he had found it passenger side of the trailer already caught fire.
A total of six containers of 1,000 pounds of onions each were lost, officials said.
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No casualties have been reported.
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In addition to Ocala Fire Rescue, Department of Transportation road rangers and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.