2,000 chickens die in truck fire

Published 2:56 pm Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ORANGE COUNTY — About 2,000 chickens were killed when an 18-wheeler had a tire blow-out and subsequent fire on Wednesday.

An International truck tractor semi-trailer towing live chickens was traveling eastbound around 12:15 p.m. on Interstate 10 near Highway 62 in Orange County when the tire blew out, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The vehicle was carrying approximately 6,000 chickens.

There were no other reports of injuries.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has been notified of the incident.