Published: Aug 06, 2010 7:28 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 06, 2010 4:29 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - It was a cheese road block in northwest Florida.

A semi trailer carrying more than 39,000 pounds of shredded 5-blend cheese caught fire Thursday afternoon. Several lanes of traffic on Interstate 10 were blocked. The accident happened in Escambia County, one mile east of the Florida state line.

The road block lasted about five hours, and the cheese has since been cleaned up.

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Josh Tucker says the brakes on the truck caught fire, igniting the entire vehicle.

The driver of the truck was identified as 53-year-old Singh Jaspal of Clovis, Calif. He was not injured in the fire.

No charges have been filed.