Vehicle fire erupts on Florida’s Turnpike

Two northbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike were closed after an SUV caught fire on the shoulder Friday afternoon, Lauderhill fire officials said.

Firefighters from Lauderhill and Tamarac quickly extinguished the fire between Sunrise and Oakland Park boulevards, according to the state Department of Transportation

Traffic seemed to be flowing again, the fire was out and was getting loaded onto a flatbed by about 3 p.m., according to a photo on the department’s website.

The fire erupted about 2:30 p.m., according to a tweet and a photo posted by Lauderhill Fire Rescue.

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