CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – An 18-wheeler caught fire while heading south on I-75 in Campbell County on Tuesday afternoon. Just after 3:30pm is when the big rig caught fire and jammed up south bound traffic.
The truck pulled onto the emergency lane at Mile Marker 134 just north of the Caryville Exit. There were no injuries.
The Caryville Fire and Police Departments responded and were assisted by La Follette Fire, Campbell County Rural Fire Service and EMA along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT.
The rig was towed off the interstate by Reeds Wrecker Service to be off loaded. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/06/2022-7PM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARYVILLE FIRE CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER)