Off-duty firefighter puts out fire with beer

HOUSTON - An off-duty Houston firefighter's quick thinking helped save a burning beer truck.

Capt. Craig Moreau from Station 41 was driving back from Austin with his wife on Monday night when he saw an 18-wheeler catch fire.

All the truck driver had was a small fire extinguisher.

When Capt. Moreau realized that wouldn't work, he started using the Coors beer in the back of the truck to put out the flames. 

Moreau said the foam and spray from the 16 oz. 'tall boys' helped put out the fire and ultimately save the truck.

Moreau and the driver were not injured, but said their clothes smelled like beer, smoke and burnt rubber.

>>Click here to watch a portion of Local 2's interview with Moreau.

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