Cats, driver safe at Spotsylvania County tractor-trailer explosion

Two cats and a tractor-trailer driver are safe and recovering after their vehicle burst into flames on I-95 in Spotsylvania County on Monday.

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According to the sheriff’s office, one of the cats, Bandit, was on fire when first responders arrived.

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But both he and Smokey are reportedly "doing well."

The sheriff’s office said that the driver – who has not been identified – thanks the civilians and first responders who came to his aid during the incident.

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The sheriff’s office said that, considering the extent of the wreckage, it’s fortunate there were no fatalities.