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Southbound turnpike shut down before Golden Glades for truck fire at rush hour’s start

The tractor trailer fire that shut down the Florida Turnpike’s southbound lanes just before the Golden Glades.
The tractor trailer fire that shut down the Florida Turnpike’s southbound lanes just before the Golden Glades. MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE

Drivers should avoid taking Florida’s Turnpike south out of Broward County as Thursday morning rush hour begins. A fire blazing through a semi-truck shut down the turnpike’s southbound lanes before the Golden Glades interchange around 6:30 a.m.

The lanes remained shut down as of 8:15 a.m. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said rescue workers took take the driver to the nearby trauma center.

Drivers should use Interstate 95, University Drive/Northwest 27th Avenue or State Road 441 as alternate routes.

Truck fire near the Golden Glades
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers cut a hole in the cargo part of the truck to get to the fire inside Thursday morning. MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE

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