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Tractor Trailer Fire Blocks Traffic For Hours In Trigg Co.

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TRIGG COUNTY, Tenn. – A tractor trailer fire blocked the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Trigg County for hours on Friday.

The roadway was cleared by 1 p.m. after the trailer of a semi carrying pears was engulfed by flames around 5:30 a.m. near the exit 65 ramp at Cadiz.

Kentucky transportation officials said the fire was difficult to extinguish, and a backhoe had to be brought in to break open the trailer help firefighters access the burning cargo inside.

No injuries were reported.

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