CUMBERLAND, Md. (TheBlaze/AP) — Drivers on Interstate 68 may have smelled home cooking when a tractor-trailer carrying bacon, ribs and other pork products caught fire in Maryland.
Cumberland Fire Department Capt. Steve Grogg told the Cumberland Times-News that the truck caught fire Monday evening, shutting down eastbound traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tanker trucks supplied water to put out the blaze and several area fire departments helped extinguish the fire.
Nobody was injured in the fire, but Grogg says a fire hose was damaged beyond repair by bacon grease.
This was the third semitrailer fire in Cumberland in the past two weeks. Grogg says that as trucks come down a steep hill on I-68, the brakes get hot and catch on fire, which spreads to the trailer.