Truck with 40,000 pounds of chicken burns on I-285

Updated Mar 5, 2019

The driver of a tractor-trailer blames a brake fire for the blaze this morning that destroyed his truck and its cargo of 40,000 pounds of frozen chickens. The fire occurred at about 3:45 a.m. on Interstate 285 in Cobb County, Georgia north of Atlanta. The truck was traveling from Georgia to California. It’s driver, Micesh Kamal, tried putting out the blaze with his fire extinguisher. He was not injured. Traffic was tied up for about two hours, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.