Trailer carrying horses catches fire on I-40 East, blocks roadway

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Crews responded to a tractor trailer fire on I-40 East in Knoxville Sunday afternoon.

The fire was near the Strawberry Plains exit, blocking most of the roadway.

Firefighters say the trailer was carrying a number of horses. All of the animals are safe. The roadway is now open.

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