JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Overheated brakes caused a semitruck to catch fire Tuesday, destroying the 41,000 pounds of watermelons it was hauling, West Metro Fire Rescue said.
The truck caught fire on U.S. 285 285 about one-quarter mile west of C-470 about 5 p.m.
The cab and trailer were destroyed by the flames. Burned melons went down an embankment onto Turkey Creek Road, officials said.
No injuries were reported.