A semi truck caught on fire on Thursday, May 7 at 10:39 p.m. after striking a tree on Interstate 10 near mile marker 257. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ahmed Farah, 49, of Burnsville, Minn., was traveling east on I-10 in the outside lane. Farah reported that his front tire blew out causing his vehicle to travel into the emergency lane. The front of the semi truck struck a tree and came to a final rest on the south shoulder of I-10, fully engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported. The report showed an estimated $150,000 in damages. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Fire and Rescue, Lee Volunteer Fire Department and New Home Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Florida Highway Patrol on scene.
Semi engulfed in flames