Truck carrying 20 tons of chicken catches fire en route to WNY
blog by S.J. Velasquez • November 13, 2012 @ 10:46am
In what sounds like the butt of a gruesome joke, 40,000 pounds of chicken went up in flames near Rochester on Thursday.
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, and 18-wheeler traveling from Mississippi to Western New York caught fire, cooking the tractor trailer’s cargo: chicken.
The poultry shipment was bound for the Wegmans Distribution Center in Chili, N.Y., but a fire started when the truck’s brake overheated, fire investigators said. The driver was not hurt, but the chicken was badly burned—though the chickens were already dead.
Photos by Flickr / Living Off Grid.