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Tractor-trailer carrying live chickens catches fire on I-80 in Warren County

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A tractor-trailer transporting live chickens caught fire on Interstate 80 in Warren County Tuesday morning, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

It happened at 12:05 a.m. on I-80 eastbound at milepost 8.1 in Knowlton Township, Curry said.

A preliminary police information revealed a tractor pulling a trailer loaded with live chickens was traveling eastbound on I-80 when the trailer caught fire, Curry said.

The driver was able to unhook the tractor from the trailer and was not injured, Curry said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and it’s unknown how many chickens died as a result of the fire, Curry said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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