Texas Firefighter Fights Blaze with Beer

On his day off, a Houston firefighter drove past an 18-wheeler with smoke pouring from its tires. Without his gear or backup, Capt. Craig Moreau was trying to fight the blaze with a small fire extinguisher when the truck's driver pointed to his haul and shouted out, "It's beer! It's all beer!"

"The brakes had caught and the tire was burning," Moreau told the Houston Chronicle. "I crawled underneath and thought we'd got it out but it flared back up. So I said to the driver, 'what have you got in here?'"

Moreau and the driver quickly grabbed can after can of the beer—Coor's Banquet, in case you were wondering—and dumped them onto the tire, which eventually exploded. But the beer extinguished the fire before it could spread to the rest of the truck.

"I have no doubt if the beer hadn't been there, the whole trailer would have burned up," Moreau said. "A few more minutes down the road and it may not have worked."

"It's in our nature to help folks, but this is the first time I've done it with beer," he added.