79ºF

Tractor-trailer fire shuts down portion of Florida's Turnpike in Broward

photo

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A tractor-trailer caught fire along Florida's Turnpike in Broward County early Saturday, shutting down a portion of the highway for several hours.

A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol said the fire broke out just before 6 a.m. south of the Sunrise Boulevard exit in Plantation. 

The driver was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. The driver's condition was not disclosed.