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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Bacon-filled tractor-trailer burns for hours in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND — A tractor-trailer carrying bacon caught fire and burned on Interstate 68 in Cumberland Monday, shutting down eastbound traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight, according to Cumberland Fire Department Capt. Steve Grogg.

Grogg said the truck was loaded with a variety of pork products including ribs.

"We'd rather have something like that than a hazardous material," Grogg said.

Tanker trucks supplied the water to eventually douse the blaze.

The truck came to a stop and burned just yards past the exit to Willowbrook Road.

Westbround interstate traffic was stopped for a short period early during the firefight.

Cumberland Police Department and Maryland State Police dealt with detours.

A dispatcher at the Allegany County 911 Center said he stepped outside late Monday and could smell the bacon burning.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We'll be needing a lot of picnic tables!

Anonymous said...

Driving to a moaque .

Anonymous said...

And that, my friend, is how you keep ISIS and the Muslim refugees away!

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering.

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmm Bacon!

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it no Troopers could be found for hours. Some looked like they had eaten a glazed donut. I heard Barry had to chain Mooochellee to a tree in the back yard.

Anonymous said...


Was it in a No Porking zone?