French Fries Fried In Tractor-Trailer Fire

WATERVILLE, Maine (April 23, 2014) Some fries were fried when a tractor-trailer loaded with 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Walmart parking lot in Waterville, Maine.

The city's fire chief says overheated brakes were the suspected cause of the fire Tuesday night in the middle of the busy parking lot.

The flames spread up the side of the trailer above the wheels, exposing some of the load.

No one was injured.

The driver said he pulled over after he smelled smoke coming from the back of the truck.

The driver was on his way from the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island to New Jersey to deliver the fries.

Waterville is about 15 miles north of Maine's capital, Augusta.

The truck is operated by Midland Transport Limited, a Dieppe, New Brunswick-based company.

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