Do you need another reason to love beer? Probably not…but we'll give you one anyway!
On Monday nighty, an off-duty firefighter was driving down State Highway 71 in Austin, Texas when he noticed an 18-wheeler pulled over to the side of the road with smoke coming out of one of its tires. The firefighter—later identified as Capt. Craig Moreau—pulled up near it and realized that the driver of the truck was attempting to put out a fire that started after one of the truck's brakes locked up. But he wasn't having much luck with the small fire extinguisher that he had in his truck. So Moreau asked the driver if he had anything else in the truck that he could use to extinguish the flames. The driver's response? "Beer! It's all beer!"
The 18-wheeler was filled with Coors Banquet beer. So Moreau asked the driver to start throwing him cans of the beer and, one by one, he sprayed the fire with the beer. And wouldn't you know? The beer successfully put out the fire.
"I shook them up, and popped a top one at a time until the fire was out and the brakes were cool," he said. "Thankfully they were tallboys. I couldn't help but laugh at the irony of it all. He was so shaken up that the humor escaped him…I have no doubt if the beer hadn't been there, the whole trailer would have burned up."
Fortunately, though, the beer was there, and it saved the truck from going up in flames. Hooray for beer!
[via NBC News]