Semi engulfed in flames

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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.