ACSO: I-75 southbound lanes reopen following tractor-trailer fire containing ammunition and an unknown chemical

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NORRIS, Tenn. (WATE) – The southbound lanes of I-75 have reopened following a tractor-trailer fire on Sunday, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Multiple emergency agencies are working the scene of a tractor-trailer fire that contains an unknown chemical and ammunition, which is giving crews difficulty containing and extinguishing the fire.

Courtesy: Chuck Jansheshki

According to a press release, the driver had no manifest and had no idea what was in the trailer. It was later found that the trailer had a combination of items, ranging from dog food to toilet paper.

The following chemicals were also found in the trailer: hypochlorite, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, round up, herbicides and pesticides.

According to Andersonville Fire, there were no injuries reported. However, several firefighters and two ACSO deputies are going to North Knox Medical Center for evaluation just as a precautionary measure due to being exposed and inhaling chlorine and other chemicals on the scene.

We will update you as we learn more.

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