KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A tractor-trailer fire on I-75 southbound at the Anderson County line was reported around 11:05 a.m. on Sunday according to Rural Metro.
Once on scene, firefighters discovered a fire in the tractor in the smoldering phase. They were able to extinguish it with a portable extinguisher. The driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation from smoke inhalation.
Rural Metro said the truck was carrying household products bound for Walmart. There are expected to be slowdowns on I-75 until the truck can be towed away. The TDOT map showed the southbound rights lanes and shoulder are blocked for a few hours.