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Truck Carrying Pigs Catches Fire on I-15

Truck Carrying Pigs Catches Fire on I-15

Posted - Aug. 10, 2004 at 4:18 p.m.

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(KSL News) -- A semi-truck full of pigs caught on fire along Interstate 15 this morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers say 30 pigs were killed and a few more had to be put down.

Truck Carrying Pigs Catches Fire on I-15

The truck was carrying nearly 200 pigs from St. George to Las Vegas around 5:00 a.m. this morning.

Troopers say the fire started in the cab and quickly moved to the load of pigs.

The driver is okay.

Authorities blame the fire on a mechanical failure.


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