burning semi tricj

A fire broke our in the semi-tractor in the photo above earlier today on US Hwy 62. The fire burned the tractor and the trailer in a matter of minutes. Here the tractor is shown burning on the lot of the former Ray's Roost.

Fire destroys semi-tractor

(Filed July 3, 2012) Calvert City- A semi-track loaded with potatoes caught fire and burned this afternoon about 3:15 p.m. just off US Hwy. 62 at the location of the old Ray’s Roost truck stop. No one was injured in the fire according to Calvert City Police Chief David Elliott.

The fire began in the engine compartment of the tractor and eventually spread to the trailer it was pulling. The semi-tractor was destroyed by the fire as was the trailer it was pulling.

Calvert City Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the blaze. Black smoke billowed from the fire and was visible for quite some distance along I-24.

semi-trailer fire

Fire heavily damaged a semi-tractor this afternoon just off US Hwy. 62 in Calvert City. The photo above is of the tractor and trailer still burning and smoldering after a blaze broke out in the tractor.