Thousands of pounds of frozen bagels toasted by semi trailer fire

Troopers say that the driver "failed to release the brakes causing them to spark fire."

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Indiana State Police say that thousands of pounds of bagels went up in flames after a semi truck brake mishap.

The incident occurred on Sunday, October 6, around 5:40 p.m. in Jasper County, Indiana, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police (ISP).

Troopers say that the fire began as 31 year old Florida-based truck driver Quiner Louis was hauling a load of 38,000 pounds of frozen bagels on I-65.

From the news release:

Trooper Mason Wiley, a trooper from the Lafayette District, who was off duty was south bound on I-65 near the 209 mile marker (this is approximately 6 miles south of the Rensselaer exit) when he saw a semi-tractor pulling a box trailer that was north bound smoking heavily from the rear axle.  Trooper Wiley turned around in the cross over on I-65 and stopped the semi on the right shoulder at the 209 ½ mile marker.  By this time the brakes on the semi-trailer were on fire and spreading to the trailer itself.  The driver failed to release the brakes causing them to spark fire.  The rear tires exploded due to the heat from the brake fire.

Troopers say that Louis was able to disconnect the tractor from the trailer.

No injuries were reported.

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