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Truck Carrying Bacon, Other Pork Products Catches Fire Near Cumberland

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A tractor-trailer carrying bacon and other pork products burned on Interstate 68 near Cumberland Monday night, fire officials tell the Cumberland Times-News newspaper.

Westbound traffic was stopped for a time while firefighters battled the blaze.

A dispatcher at the Allegany County 911 Center told the paper that he stepped outside and could smell the bacon burning.

This is the third tractor-trailer fire near there in two weeks.

Cumberland Fire Department Capt. Steve Grogg says that’s because truck drivers come down the mountain riding their brakes, which get hot, catch fire and then the flames spread to the trailer.

No one was injured fighting the fire, but a portion of fire hose was damaged “beyond repair” by bacon grease that fell onto it.

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