Lemon Truck Catches Fire, Closes Arizona Interstate

Lemon Truck Catches Fire, Closes Arizona Interstate



BENSON, AZ – The next time you decide to give your lemons the added heat of a fire-induced flavor profile, be sure that you prepare your selections a bit more carefully than this inflamed trucking incident in Arizona. 

Source: Kameron Lee/Arizona Department of Public Safety

While en route to transport its shipment of fresh lemons to California, an 18-wheeler in Arizona blew out its front tire which sparked a sequence of events leading to the closure of Interstate 10. The highway was closed for 90 minutes while its shipment smoldered on the sidelines.

Kameron Lee, Public Information Officer, Arizona Department of Public Safety“The front tire blowout caused a fire to start on the cab portion of the truck and then moved to the trailer,” said Kameron Lee, a Public Information Officer from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, according to bensonnews-sun.com. “The driver and co-driver were able to get out of the cab without any injuries.” 

Thankfully, with no one hurt from the crash, the truck accident made for a zesty sight as the truck and its contents sent up a large plume of smoke throughout the Arizona valley, with scorched and toasty lemons strewn across the freeway.

Authorities stated that the fire resulted in a total loss of the rig, a 2013 International, as well as its enclosed shipments. Transportation on the freeway remained delayed for the majority of the day while clean-up ensued.

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