(NEWSER– An off-duty Houston firefighter made the best of his resources when trying to put out a truck tire fire: he used beer the rig was hauling.

Fire Capt. Craig Moreau and his wife were driving home Monday night after a trip to Austin when they came upon an 18-wheeler on fire.

Moreau and the trucker, whose brake problems started the fire, first tried using a small extinguisher.

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