Coronavirus: N95 masks lost in tractor trailer fire on Middle Tennessee interstate

SMITH COUNTY, Tenn. — With N95 masks at a premium, even the loss of one is tough to swallow. Saturday on a Tennessee interstate highway, the precious masks and hospital gowns were lost in a tractor-trailer fire.

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The accident happened in Smith County near the Gordonsville exit, several miles east of Nashville, WKRN reported.

According to emergency personnel at the scene. the fire was ignited when a rear wheel sparked, the television station reported.

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The trailer was full, although it was unclear how many masks and gowns were lost.

The person driving the truck was not seriously injured, according to WKRN.

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