Early morning tractor trailer fire blocks interstate

An 18 wheel tractor trailer hauling ketchup caught fire early Wednesday morning forcing the closure of west bound I-4 near the Lake Mary exit.

According to Seminole County Fire Rescue, they were called out at 12:43 am and found the trailer burning  on the side of the road.   The interstate was shut down on the west bound side,  though one lane had to be reopened to let through an ambulance carrying a pediatric patient to Arnold Palmer Hospital.

The road was reopened a short time later and firefighters cleared the scene at 4:21 am.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.