TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Vehicle Fire on I-24 in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 06/07/2007
(Mayfield, KY) - Robert Phipps was operating a 2007 Ford F350 U-Haul towing a 8 foot open trailer westbound on I-24 in Lyon County. At approximately 8:20, KSP dispatch received a cellular 911 call from westbound motorist reporting the trailer Mr. Phipps was towing was on fire. Mr. Phipps pulled onto the emergency strip near the 34 mile. The Kuttawa and Grand Lakes Fire Departments responded and extinguished the fire. All the personal property on the trailer was destroyed. At this time the cause of the fire has not been determined. The westbound lanes of I-24 were closed for approximately 30 minutes while the fire was being put out. Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Lyon County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Department of Transportation and the Kuttawa and Grand Lakes Fire Departments assisted state police at the scene. The in vestigation is continuing.