NY: Tractor-Trailer Fire Claims 30 Horses
A tractor-trailer fire claimed the lives of 30 horses Monday night along I-81 in Lisle, New York.
According to a report in the Observer-Dispatch, the horses were being transported from Shippensburg, Pa., to a rendering plant in Massueville, Quebec, by Clarence Phelps of Watertown, NY. Phelps was driving along I-81 when he noticed flames coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. He pulled over and attempted to extinguish the fire, but was unsuccessful.
By the time police and firefighters arrived, the vehicle was completely engulfed, and officials were unable to save any of the horses.