A semi-trailer carrying 5,000 pounds of new, but empty, Bang energy drink aluminum cans caught fire around 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 75 in Tampa, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Tractor trailer carrying 5000 pounds of empty Bang energy drink cans catches fire and closes all SB lanes of I-75 north of Fletcher Avenue. As of 8:15 AM all lanes are OPEN. No injury to the driver.pic.twitter.com/Z5Rfav4GVn— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa)May 23, 2019
The fire was caused by a mechanical issue near the rear tandem axle and then spread throughout the semi.
The driver, 45-year-old Emmen Ahmed was not hurt, FHP said.
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