Cotton bales catch fire on tractor-trailer in Crockett County

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — The driver of a tractor-trailer says his brakes caught a load of cotton he was hauling on fire Wednesday morning.

Police say they got a call around 4:30 a.m. about a tractor-trailer driving down the road on fire.

The responding officer says the driver got lucky — he pulled over in front of the fire station in Bells.

The fire was out within minutes but caused about $4,500 worth of damage to three bales.

The driver along with two other men stuck around to make sure the fire didn’t start again.

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