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Off-Duty Houston Firefighter Puts Out Blaze With Beer

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    A resourceful off-duty Houston firefighter used beer to extinguish a tire fire on a truck hauling a load of the brew Monday evening.

    Capt. Craig Moreau and his wife were driving home after a trip to Austin when they came upon an 18-wheeler on fire.

    Moreau and the trucker, whose rig had brake problems that started the tire on fire, tried using a small extinguisher.

    Moreau said he thought the fire was out, but then crawled under the rig and the blaze had flared up.

    The firefighter then asked the driver what he was hauling -- and the answer was beer.

    Both men began shaking and spraying cans of beer on the blaze and put out the fire.

    Nobody was hurt.