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Off-Duty Firefighter Puts Out Truck Fire With Cans of Beer
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Posted on 01/09/2014 10:45:04 AM PST by nickcarraway

An off-duty Texas firefighter heading home from a vacation extinguished a truck fire with the truck's load of Coors Banquet beer.

Houston Fire Department Capt. Craig Moreau said he and his wife were driving back from Austin on State Highway 71 when they spotted an 18-wheeler with smoke coming from the brakes, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.

"The brakes had caught and the tire was burning," Moreau said.

He said the blaze initially seemed to die down, but it soon "flared back up."

"So I said to the driver, 'what have you got in here?'" he said.

Moreau said he and the truck driver shook up and sprayed cans of Coors Banquet beer from the truck's haul to battle the flames. He said the tire exploded from the heat, but the beer eventually did the trick and put out the flames.

"I have no doubt if the beer hadn't been there, the whole trailer would have burned up," Moreau said. "A few more minutes down the road and it may not have worked."

Moreau said the incident was not the first time he had battled a fire while off-duty, but it was a unique experience.

"It's in our nature to help folks, but this is the first time I've done it with beer," he said.


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beer; coors; fire; houston

1 posted on 01/09/2014 10:45:04 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Doesn’t that say something about the alcohol content in that beer?


2 posted on 01/09/2014 10:46:13 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: nickcarraway
Finally a practical use for Coors beer.
3 posted on 01/09/2014 10:46:24 AM PST by AU72
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To: nickcarraway

Officers found a nearly-empty fire extinguisher, but were unable to account for how much beer was used.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 10:48:03 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I’ve never had a beer strong enough to catch fire. I’ve had a lot of beer in my life.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 10:48:17 AM PST by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway
I guess a horse with overactive kidneys wasn't available.
6 posted on 01/09/2014 10:48:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: nickcarraway

White Water Rafting in the river that supplies the Coors Brewery provides the particular urea top note for which the brand is famous.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 10:51:09 AM PST by left that other site
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To: nickcarraway

‘Smokey’ And The Bandit 3.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 10:51:57 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: nickcarraway

Gimme you’re beer and watch this.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 10:52:35 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: nickcarraway

Then celebrated by drinking a few cases. LOL!


10 posted on 01/09/2014 10:54:08 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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11 posted on 01/09/2014 11:00:20 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: nickcarraway

I had the same thing happen, but it was a truck full of pretzels. They don’t work as good. The truck burned up, but you could get smoked pretzels for a good price.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 11:00:35 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nickcarraway

I thought DOT required fire extinguishers on commercial trucks.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 11:10:08 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“The brakes had caught and the tire was burning,” said Moreau, who initially fought the fire with a small extinguisher the driver had on board.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Houston-firefighter-puts-out-truck-blaze-with-beer-5124146.php?cmpid=hpts


14 posted on 01/09/2014 11:38:17 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

it’s been known for years that Americans only brew yellow water :P


15 posted on 01/09/2014 12:11:48 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
Americans only brew yellow water

Hehe. I don't drink the stuff, myself (can't stand the taste), but you're right!!

16 posted on 01/09/2014 1:10:53 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: EEGator

:-) Another reason why I have doubts as to the veracity of this story, too.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 1:19:55 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

:-)


18 posted on 01/09/2014 4:24:27 PM PST by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway
Imho, a poor use for beer.

5.56mm

19 posted on 01/09/2014 4:29:49 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

It wasn’t beer, it was Coors.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 4:33:33 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
It wasn’t beer, it was Coors.

Ok, that makes sense.

Hope you are doing well.

5.56mm

21 posted on 01/09/2014 4:36:10 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

“Imho, a poor use for beer.”

I agree.

But this wasn’t beer, it was Coors.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 4:40:47 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym
But this wasn’t beer, it was Coors.

Perfect!

23 posted on 01/09/2014 4:44:00 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Bulwyf

“it’s been known for years that Americans only brew yellow water :P”

That knowledge has been obsolete for at least 20 years, although Coors helps keep the style alive. There is a far greater variety brewed in the U.S. than in Germany or England, although decent cask-conditioned pints are rare. I can still get bottle-conditioned Bully Porter in the middle of nowhere, though. (Germany - overrated. U.S. - underrated. UK = expensive but worth it - follow the Good Beer Guide )


24 posted on 01/09/2014 9:28:41 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Gil4

I don’t drink much beer at all really, if I ever have one, it’s usually an Alexander Keith’s.

I’d rather drink welch’s grape juice than alcohol heh. I call it communion juice, as I remember as a kid they used to use that juice for communion.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 3:03:20 AM PST by Bulwyf
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