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Manufactured home fire on I-24 restricts traffic in McCracken County

Multiple Crews battled a manufactured home fire on Interstate 24 in McCracken County on...
Multiple Crews battled a manufactured home fire on Interstate 24 in McCracken County on Thursday evening. The home was being transported when it caught on fire.(Source: Reidland-Farley Fire District/Facebook)
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 5:21 PM CDT
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MCCRACKEN, Ky. (KFVS) - A manufactured home being transported on Interstate 24 in McCracken County caught on fire during the evening commute on Thursday, June 24.

The fire happened at approximately 4 p.m. at the 15.8 mile marker.

Traffic on I-24 was restricted and the 16 westbound on-ramp was closed close to two hours.

The restriction was to allow several fire crews to battle the flames and to get water to the scene.

Multiple Crews battled a manufactured home fire on Interstate 24 in McCracken County on...
Multiple Crews battled a manufactured home fire on Interstate 24 in McCracken County on Thursday evening. The home was being transported when it caught on fire.(Source: Reidland-Farley Fire District/Facebook)

According to the Reidland Farley Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page, unlike most roadways, I-24 does not have fire hydrants accessible, so tankers from Possum Trot-Sharpe Fire Department and Ledbetter Fire and Rescue were called in to help.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Multiple Crews battled a manufactured home fire on Interstate 24 in McCracken County on...
Multiple Crews battled a manufactured home fire on Interstate 24 in McCracken County on Thursday evening. The home was being transported when it caught on fire.(Source: Reidland-Farley Fire District/Facebook)

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