40,000 Pounds Of Frozen Chicken Cooks On Interstate After Big Rig “Brake Fire”

Cobb County, Georgia – A tractor-trailer hauling 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken went up in flames along I-285 in Cobb County, Georgia Tuesday morning.

Authorities said a truck driver was on his way from Georgia to California when his rig caught fire near South Cobb Drive around 3:45 a.m. Micesh Kamal was behind-the-wheel and told Channel 2 Action News he saw smoke and immediately pulled over to the side of the interstate.

He said he exited the truck as quickly as possible. “When I see the fire, I pick up the fire extinguisher,” Kamal told the news station. “The fire, the flames are large.”

 

When asked what he thought started the fire, Kamal responded, “I think it was a brake fire.”

Emergency response crews battled the flames and worked to clear numerous southbound lanes for more than 3 hours causing traffic delays. All lanes are once again open.

Kamal told Channel 2 he was choosing to look on the positive side of things. “If there is any good news with this situation, this big rig fire is the non-rush hour direction,” he said. “This time of the morning, most folks are heading northbound on I-285, not southbound.”

No one was injured in the accident.

If you enjoyed this article, please help us grow by sharing it. Thank you!

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Loading...