Sad but yum.

Via Los Angeles Times.

If the thought of wasting food makes you cringe, you may want to look away. 76,000 pounds of beef ribs headed to Los Angeles went up in flames Saturday when the truck containing them caught fire.

And according to firefighters at the scene, it smelled “wonderful.”

The truck had been headed from Flagstaff, Ariz., to Wilmington. The fire started on the 40 Freeway in San Bernardino County after one of the back wheels of the trailer caught fire, reported the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The freeway had to be shut down for two hours.

The fire had a “wonderful BBQ beef rib odor to it,” read a report.

There were no injures, but when firefighters arrived on the scene, they were too late to save the ribs…

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  1. Seeing this post not only makes me chuckle, but it conjures up deep desire to go and eat cow! I had the same reaction to the repulsive scenes in Super-size Me. Must have burger now! Meat is neat!

    • This instance is exactly why I am a strong supporter of a citizenry well armed with the latest fire extinguishing gear! When fire strikes and seconds count, the fire dept is only minutes away. So many ribs lost senselessly. On the other hand, the progressive solution might well be the creation of the Federal Dept of Fire Fighting, because lets face it, there are only 2 ways to fight fire, the right way and the wrong way. Up next, the Dept of Homeland City and County Policing.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Why was the WH’s weekly rib order going to Los Angeles?

  3. midget says:

    A perfect tailgate party if only a truckload of baked potatoes were nearby along with a truckload of corn on the cob.

  4. TX Soldier254 says:

    Damn It!
    In remembrance to the load lost, “I Am Cow”.

  5. TheGreenHornet says:

    Where are the baked beans and slaw?

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