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.