Several thousand pounds of butter were destroyed early Friday when a tractor-trailer caught fire in Whitley County, according to the Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement section.
Kurt McNammer, 47, of Mount Horeb, Wis., was driving south on Interstate 75 when a tire blew out on the trailer of his 2003 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.
The tire caught fire, and the blaze destroyed the trailer and the load of butter inside. The driver was not injured.
Part of the interstate was closed for hours while firefighters put out the blaze and cleaned up.