An 18-wheeler trailer hauling vodka was destroyed after it caught on fire Monday afternoon in Fayette County.
Shortly after 3 p.m., Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies and La Grange firefighters responded to an 18-wheeler fire on Highway 71 westbound near Hattermann Road, east of La Grange.
Upon arrival, the 18-wheeler trailer was on fire, and the truck was disconnected from the trailer. The Ellinger Fire Department assisted, extinguishing a grass fire that was started by the trailer.
The fire was contained and extinguished, and there were no reported injuries.
Authorities believe the fire started from the trailer brakes.