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30 Horses Killed in Tractor-Trailer Fire

A grim aspect to last night's tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 81 in the Town of Lisle.

Police say 30 horses were in the trailer when it caught fire shortly before 8pm in the northbound lane.

The horses, which all perished,  were being transported from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, for slaughter in Quebec.

Authorities say it appears that the fire started after a passenger side fuel tank malfunctioned.

The fire shut down the northbound lane for several hours.



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