Fire to horse trailer closes lane on Highway 99 south of Bakersfield

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UPDATE (10:35 p.m.) — Three of four horses in a burning trailer were rescued Wednesday night along Highway 99 south of Bakersfield. One of the horses died in the fire.

CHP tells 17 News a driver from Arizona was traveling northbound on Highway 99 when he noticed smoke coming from the back of the horse trailer he was hauling with a truck. He was able to pull over and get three of the horses out of the trailer.

No other injuries were reported.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A fire to a horse trailer has forced a lane closure in northbound lanes of Highway 99 south of Bakersfield.

The fire was reported just after 8 p.m. on northbound Highway 99 at the Highway 223 offramp. Caltrans has closed the #3 lane just south of the offramp.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. It was not immediately known how many horses were in the trailer but at least three were seen on the side of the road.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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