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.
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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.