At approximately 12:15p.m. Wednesday, June 15, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of an 18-wheeler on fire in the eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County near mile marker 871. An International truck tractor semi-trailer towing live chickens experienced a tire blowout that sparked a fire. At the time of the crash, the vehicle was transporting approximately 6,000 chickens.
About 2,000 chickens died in the fire.