Horses ok after multiple local agencies respond to truck fire on interstate in Louisiana

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Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office

CYPRESS, La. (BRPROUD) – There was no horsin’ around over the weekend on I-49 northbound.

A fire on the interstate involved a Ford F-350 and a horse trailer on Saturday, January 2.

Marcus Smith, 63, of Ball, was travelling in a Ford F-350 which was pulling a horse trailer when a “fire originated in the engine compartment,” according to the driver.

These agencies responded to the fire near milepost# 126:

  • Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies
  • Louisiana State Police
  • Natchitoches Parish Fire Districts #5 and #6

The fire was extinguished and the horses were safely removed from the horse trailer.

No one was hurt as a result of this fire.

According to the Louisiana State Police, “family members responded to the scene to pick up Mr. Smith and the horses.”

The truck is considered a total loss.

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