African Animals Roam US Highway After Truck Bursts Into Flames

On Saturday morning, a semi-truck carrying animals from a circus caught fire on an Indiana roadway, releasing a horse, zebras, and camels into the woods.

Incredible footage shows the camels running across Interstate 69 as troopers rush to apprehend them—the trailer’s smoke billows in the backdrop.

While emergency vehicles’ sirens and red lights blared and swirled about them, five zebras continued to nibble on the grass nearby, seemingly unconcerned by the mayhem.

Approximately sixty miles northeast of Indianapolis, in Grant County, the animal-laden trailer caught fire at around two in the morning on Interstate 69.

According to state police, two troopers on patrol saw the fire and quickly rescued the animals.

According to officials, putting out the fire, reopening the highway, and, most crucially, corralling the animals took almost four hours.

While firefighters battled the blaze, the zebras and camels eagerly nibbled on roadside vegetation. All the furry performers were readily located following the fire, including a tiny horse that didn’t wander too far away.

The fire, which started because of faulty machinery, destroyed the semi-truck.

The crash did not harm the ten animals or the 57-year-old driver.

Two cops were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation after quickly entering the burning trailer to save the circus animals. They were subsequently discharged.

While waiting for further vehicles from the Shrine Circus, police encircled the camels, zebras, and horses with temporary fences.

According to Steve Trump, the director of the Mizpah Shrine Circus, the animals were being transported by truck from Florida to Fort Wayne in preparation for a four-weekend show in northern Indiana. The performance would benefit the circus.

Performing annually, he explained, the Mizpah Shrine Circus raises money to maintain the Fort Wayne Shrine Center, which allows them to use their other fundraisers for what they’re known best for—taking care of kids.