Bodies of 30 dead horses loaded in containers awaiting disposal

The owners of an upstate towing company that hauled away the charred carcasses of 30 horses killing in a truck fire on a New York highway say they're awaiting word on who'll dispose of the remains.

Brothers Chris and John Chordas, owners of John's Body Shop in Binghamton, tell The Associated Press Thursday that their crews worked more than seven hours to remove the carcasses after the tractor-trailer hauling the horses from Shippensburg, Pa., to a rendering plant in Quebec caught fire on Interstate 81 Monday night.

The brothers say the remains were loaded into metal containers that are being stored at an undisclosed location until the truck's insurance company arranges to have them hauled away.

State police say a leak in the truck's passenger-side fuel tank ignited the fire.