At least four horses died Friday afternoon when a loaded trailer caught fire along Interstate 70 near Grain Valley, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported.
The fire occurred about 1:30 p.m. about one mile west of the exit to Grain Valley along eastbound I-70, according to Kansas City Scout.
About a half hour later, the highway patrol said on Twitter that its trooper were on the scene and that highway was completely blocked and traffic was being diverted.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the trailer caught fire and at least four horses were confirmed deceased, the highway patrol reported.
Troopers are on scene of a vehicle fire on I-70 (eastbound) approximately one mile west of Grain Valley. Lanes completely blocked & traffic is being diverted.
Preliminary investigation indicates a loaded horse trailer caught fire & at least 4 horses are confirmed deceased. pic.twitter.com/irZpanxXml
— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) November 26, 2021
Video from a Kansas City Scout traffic camera showed the fire had been extinguished and that traffic was squeezing by the wreckage by 2:30 p.m.