Semi catches fire in Calvert City, Kentucky


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

CALVERT CITY, Ky. - First responders rushed to the scene of a semi truck fire early Wednesday.

The truck driver for Blume Farms was hauling 43,000 pounds of Irish potatoes when the trailer caught fire.

Crews extinguished the fire in the Old Travel Plaza parking lot.

The Calvert City fire chief said he believes the fire started with a malfunction of the refridgeration system.

No one was hurt.

There was no damage to any buildings, trucks or vehicles.

Earlier story:

CALVERT CITY, Ky. - A semi caught fire in Calvert City, Kentucky Wednesday.

It happened on Highway 62 in front of the Love's Truck Stop.

Various agencies responded to the emergency.

No other details are available including what caused the fire or whether there are any injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.