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