Irma Evacuees Lose Everything In Fiery I-24 Crash

Irma Evacuees Lose Everything In Fiery I-24 Crash

Irma Evacuees Lose Everything In Fiery I-24 Crash

JOELTON TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Ferguson family was returning home to Florida Thursday morning after evacuating ahead of hurricane Irma. As they passed through the Robertson County area they lost everything in a fiery crash on Interstate 24. The video, captured by Brenda Suggs of Springfield, shows the family’s camper/RV and a semi engulfed in flames.

No one was injured in the crash that occurred around 11:30AM near Exit 35 I-24 East. MAP After the crash the family’s vehicle caught fire and destroyed all their belongings.

According to Captain Bobby Owen with the Nashville Fire Department, the Ferguson’s were transported to a fire-station and the Red Cross was called in to assist them.

I-24 was closed for about 40 minutes but as of 1:pm one lane was reopened.

No word on the cause of the crash.

According to our news partner News Channel 5, Nancy and Dennis Ferguson, of Umatilla, FL we’re on the way back from Chicago. They had sought refuge there with family members during Hurricane Irma. This morning they left for their home in Florida which they know has been damaged.

Members of the Nashville Fire Department and the American Red Cross have set up a GoFundMe page if you would like to help out the Ferguson’s.

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