Crisp fall day for burning potato chips in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thousands of dollars' worth of potato chips became potato crisps when a trailer caught fire on a Tucson road.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire early Thursday morning inside a 24-foot trailer just east of the Interstate 10.
Northwest Fire spokesman Adam Goldberg said several 911 callers reported the fire near the intersection of Twin Peaks and Oasis roads shortly before 5:30 a.m.
The driver of the pick-up truck hauling the trailer was not injured. Lanes on both roads were closed for about an hour.
Goldberg said the fire was caused by a mechanical failure with a trailer tire.
The trailer was carrying $6,000 worth of Poore Brothers potato chips for distribution to local grocery stores. Officials said damage to the trailer as well as computers inside total $12,000.