I-95 south closed in Brevard after tractor-trailer fire rages for more than 45 minutes

Crews shut down all lanes of Interstate 95 south near Melbourne this morning after a tractor-trailer caught fire. The fire started just after 6 a.m. near the exit to U.S. Highway 192, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.Photos...

I-95 south closed in Brevard after tractor-trailer fire rages for more than 45 minutes

Crews shut down all lanes of Interstate 95 south near Melbourne this morning after a tractor-trailer caught fire. 

The fire started just after 6 a.m. near the exit to U.S. Highway 192, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Photos of the scene showed multiple fire trucks surrounding a tractor-trailer stopped on the right shoulder. The truck’s trailer was fully engulfed in flames for more than 45 minutes. 

It’s unknown how the fire started or what the truck was hauling. 

Brevard County Fire Rescue officials said no one was injured.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers were called to the scene to help investigate.

Officials said traffic was backed up for several miles in both directions and drivers were urged to find alternate routes. 

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