Circus animals rescued from burning truck
The incident occurred on a highway in Indiana near the town of Marion. - It’s not something we see every day - said Deputy Brent Ressett with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
Early on Saturday, a truck transporting zebras, camels, and a miniature horse for weekend circus shows ignited on a highway in northeastern Indiana. This incident led to a police operation to save the animals found wandering and grazing on the freeway. According to police reports, no harm came to the stinging animal.
The incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Interstate 69 in Grant County. A state trooper, a deputy from the Grant County Sheriff's Office, and another individual managed to guide the five zebras, four camels, and a miniature horse out of the smoke-engulfed trailer, as reported by Sgt. Steven Glass of the Indiana State Pol.
Both officers received hospital treatment for smoke inhalation before being discharged, with no injuries reported among the animals, according to him. The 57-year-old truck driver from Sarasota, Florida, was unharmed. Following the cleanup and removal of the animals by another truck, all northbound lanes of I-69 were reopened around 6:30 a.m.
Source: NBC News