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Old 05-02-2008, 03:33 AM   #1
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50,000 pounds of ribs go up in smoke

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50,000 pounds of ribs go up in smoke in highway truck fire
Brake system sparks blaze in trailer near Hazel Crest
Tribune staff report

6:11 PM CDT, April 30, 2008

A brake fire sparked a massive barbecue on Interstate Highway 80 near Hazel Crest early Wednesday, when a truck hauling 25 tons of beef ribs went up in flames, state police said.

The semitrailer truck was traveling east on I-80 about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and was exiting onto southbound Interstate Highway 294 when a fire started in the braking system, igniting a blaze that consumed the trailer, said Master Sgt. David Bird of the Illinois State Police. The driver escaped unharmed.

The trailer was loaded with 50,000 pounds of beef ribs, Bird said. He could not say what cut of ribs they were, but said, "There was no sauce."

The trailer burned down to its metal frame, Bird said. No citations were issued.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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That really is to bad. What a mess.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:36 AM   #5
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Let me just say this...if that trailer had 50,000lbs of ribs on it then the driver was running overweight!! You can only legally carry 80,000lbs GVW...50,000lbs of ribs puts him WAY over that...and I'm sure he wasn't permitted to run heavy either!!

SHAME ON THAT DRIVER!!
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Wonder if they had any BBQ sauce to go with the ribs?
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Wonder if they had any BBQ sauce to go with the ribs?
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The trailer was loaded with 50,000 pounds of beef ribs, Bird said. He could not say what cut of ribs they were, but said, "There was no sauce."
..question is..... did they foil them?
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..question is..... did they foil them?
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