LUDLOW, Calif. (January 27, 2014) The aroma of barbecued beef was in the air along a freeway in Southern California after a big rig loaded with 76,000 pounds of ribs went up in flames.
The rear wheels of the truck ignited Saturday night on Interstate 40 in Ludlow, Calif.
San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Al Franco says that by the time firefighters arrived, the truck was unhooked from the trailer, which became engulfed in flames.
The fire produced "a wonderful BBQ beef rib odor,” he said.
It also shut down traffic for about two hours.
No one was injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.