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Semi truck fire turns green beans into baked beans

By Ben Hooper

March 9 (UPI) -- A semi truck traveling on a Florida highway experienced a brake fire that turned its load of green beans into baked beans and scattered them across the road.

Ocala Fire Rescue said the tractor-trailer was in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 about 5 a.m. Thursday when its rear wheel brakes sparked a fire that soon engulfed the entire trailer.

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"Heat and fire emanating from the rear axles burned through the trailer's left wall, creating an opening through which the contents of the trailer spilled," OFR said in a Facebook post.

The agency posted a photo of the well-done green beans strewn across the highway after the flames were extinguished.

Firefighters said it took about 2,000 gallons of water to put out the flames and the driver of the truck was not injured.

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