Rib Truck Fire Roasts 50,000 Pounds of Meat Along Illinois Interstate

Twenty-five tons of beef ribs went up in smoke overnight after the truck in which they were transported caught fire south of Chicago.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. David Bird says the blaze was ignited in the semitrailer's breaking system early Wednesday morning.

It spread and consumed the entire trailer, turning the 50,000-pound meaty load into a massive barbecue alongside the interstate.

The truck's driver wasn't injured.