Several Cattle Perish After Trailer Ignites on I-64 in Gibson County

GCSO rounding up cows on Thursday morning

Haubstadt Fire Territory says a few cattle perished as a result of the incident. Members of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office were still rounding up some of the escaped animals into Thursday morning.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 12:49 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 1:00 PM

Several cattle perished in an incident that happened on I-64 in Gibson County Wednesday night.

According to Haubstadt Fire Territory, first responders were dispatched to a working trailer fire on I-64 around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night.

HFT says the trailer was hauling approximately 74 cattle when it ignited, and that the driver was able to successfully detach his semi with no incident.

When crews arrived, they quickly put out the fire and sprayed the cattle in the trailer to help keep them calm and cooled off.

Unfortunately, HFT says that several cattle did perish as a result of the incident.

As a result of Wednesday night's incident, members of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office were busy rounding up some of the escaped cattle into Thursday morning after residents on Warrenton Road called and reported loose cows in their yard.

Officials believe all of the cows that got loose during Wednesday night's incident are now accounted for.

Assisting Agencies: Fort Branch Fire Department, Indiana State Police, Haubstadt Police Department, Gibson County Sheriffs Office, Gibson County Animal Services, Princeton Veterinary Hospital, Naas & Sons LLC., Lowry Cattle Co., and several local area farmers.

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