Tanker fire kills one, shuts down Interstate 24 in Rutherford Co.

Posted at 8:45 AM, Dec 06, 2018

A cargo fire shut down the east and westbound lanes of Interstate 24.

It happened Thursday morning around 8:20 at mile marker 70 at Almaville Road.

A tanker believed to be hauling food grain caught fire. Both directions of the interstate were shut down while police and fire crews responded to the incident.

According to Rutherford County Fire and Rescue officials, one person was killed in the tanker fire.

TDOT officials expected the road to reopen by 9:20 a.m.