BALCH SPRINGS (CBSDFW.COM) – A big rig caught fire while traveling north on Interstate-635 in Balch Springs.
Police tell CBS 11 News the brakes on the 18-wheeler overheated and a passing driver actually alerted the trucker just before 4:30 a.m. By the time the driver got the semi to the side of the road the entire front end was on fire.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
The fire soon engulfed the entire rig. The truck was carrying a full load of lettuce, cabbage and mixed greens.
After the fire was extinguished Balch Springs police had a little fun on Twitter posting about the traffic delays and encouraging, “Lettuce not have a bad day. It’s Taco Tuesday.”
A front-end loader was brought in to pull all the boxes of vegetables out of the trailer. The well done veggies will be moved onto other trucks and disposed of.MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Traffic in the area was tied up for hours as the mess was cleared.