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.
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.
“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.
— Kameron Lee, PIO (@dps_pio_lee) August 31, 2016
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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