18-Wheeler Catches On Fire Thanksgiving Day

Photo taken by Rob Clutter

Photo taken by Rob Clutter

Three Coffee County Volunteer Fire Departments assisted the Rutherford County fire department with a semi fire on Interstate 24 Thursday.
The fire occurred at mile marker 96 close to Beechgrove around 1:50 p.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol the right lanes were blocked to westbound traffic and drivers were diverted to alternate routes. Drivers along the busy interstate experienced delays in traffic due to the fire.
The North Coffee, Summitville and New Union Fire Departments along with fire departments from Bedford County assisted the Rutherford County Fire Department. Officials said that there were some 15 firefighters involved in battling the fire in the 18-wheeler.
Cleanup crews needed several hours to not only extinguish the fire but to also clean up the debris from the truck itself.
No one was injured in the incident.