Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a motor vehicle incident located near the off-ramp to I-275 northbound.

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Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a motor vehicle incident located near the off-ramp to I-275 northbound.

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a motor vehicle incident located near the off-ramp to I-275 northbound around 4:00 am.

Engine 5 arrived first on the scene and reported heavy smoke and flames from the retention pond located at the I-275 Busch Blvd exit ramp.

Two vehicles were involved, a small SUV vs. a semi-truck carrying 8700 gallons of fuel. The fire involved the two vehicles along with nearby grass and trees.

“All occupants of the vehicles were out upon our arrival,” said Tampa Fire Rescue.

“Due to the nature of the incident, additional resources were called to extinguish the fire, including our foam truck. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes of foam operations,” said TFR.

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I-275 traffic was shut down in both north and southbound directions from Fowler Avenue to Bird Street.

There were no injuries to firefighters. One patient was transported to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting the traffic investigation.

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