Truck Fire at West Knox County Truck Stop

A West Knox County truck stop closed after a FedEx truck caught fire early Tuesday morning.

Rural Metro fire crews were called to the Petro Stopping Center on Watt Road just after 1:00 a.m. The truck was carrying mattresses and caused damage to the truck side of the gas station.

They expect that portion of the business to be closed for an extended period as cleanup is extensive. The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Sheriff Tom Spangler credited fire crews for their quick response. They had the flames under control in about an hour.

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