Parkway Closed After Semi Hauling Coal Catches Fire


Emergency personnel were on the scene of a fire around the 57 mile marker in the westbound lane near the Russell County line on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. The westbound lane was originally closed then the entire scene was shut done when Emergency Management arrived for a short time. 911 was called at 10:03 p.m. by the driver of the vehicle who said the fire was under the trailer of the semi and the trailer was full of coal.

The truck carrying coal was operated by Cumberland Valley Coal from Harlan, Ky. and experienced mechanical problems and caught the coal in the dump bed on fire. There were 14 firemen on the scene for about 3 hours. Assistance from the Russell Springs Fire Dept, KSP, Adair Co. Sheriffs Office, Adair County EM, and Adair Search and Rescue, and KY Highway Dept.

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