18-wheeler carrying chickens catches fire on I-10 in Orange County

An International truck tractor semi-trailer towing live chickens was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Highway 62 in Orange County. The vehicle experienced a tire blowout which sparked a fire. At the time of the crash, the vehicle was transporting approximately 6,000 chickens. Due to the fire, approximately 2,000 chickens were destroyed in the incident.

This incident involved only the 18-wheeler and there are no reports of any injuries.

The Texas Animal Commission has been notified of the incident.

Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area. Expect delays.

There are no further details to be released at this time.