INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A semi-tractor trailer hauling construction debris caught fire on Oslo Road just before morning rush hour Thursday leading to a roughly five-hour long closure of a section of the busy south county thoroughfare.
All lanes of Ninth Street Southwest east of 58th Avenue were closed after the fire was reported at 6:30 a.m. until roughly 11:30 a.m., when the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office announced the opening of the highway’s westbound lanes.
The truck stopped roughly 200 feet east of 58th off the eastbound lanes of Oslo Road, according to officials.
No one was injured and the fire was restricted to the construction debris inside the trailer, said Indian River County Fire Rescue Fire Chief David Rattray.
The cause of the fire was unknown, but Rattray said it was fully contained at 10:47 a.m.
At that time he said, “They (firefighters) were waiting on heavy equipment in order to dump everything that was in the trailer.”
Just after noon, Rattray said the roadway would likely be fully reopened by 1 or 2 p.m.
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