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18-wheeler hauling 62 head of cattle catches fire on I-20

18-wheeler carrying cattle catches fire on I-20
18-wheeler carrying cattle catches fire on I-20(Dep. Shawn Grooms, Bossier Sheriff's Office | Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 5:43 PM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - According to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, an 18-wheeler carrying 62 head of cattle caught fire on Friday, July 30, at around 4:25 p.m.

The incident occurred on I-20 westbound near the 33 mile marker.

Out of the 62 cows, four have been determined deceased and three are receiving medical attention for minor injuries/issues. Those on the scene worked to get the other cows to safety as quickly as possible.

Rancher, cattleman, and Bossier Parish Police Jury District 4 Jury Member John Ed Jorden is also on scene to aid in moving the cows onto another trailer.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, officials believe it may have been a brake fire.

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