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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Cattle Trailer Fire Shuts Down I-71 in Ashland County

Mifflin Township – On Sunday, October 15, 2023, at approximately 9:54 PM, the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Ashland Post responded to a trailer fire on Interstate Route 71 northbound at the Ashland and Richland County line.

The fire involved the right rear tire assembly of a cattle transporter semi-trailer loaded with approximately 37 cattle.

Two of the cattle died as a result of the fire. Interstate Route 71 northbound was reduced to one lane for approximately 4 hours while the scene was cleared.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the fire.

Assisting on scene were the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Mifflin Township Fire and EMS, the Ohio Department of Transportation and Aber’s Towing


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