A Bacon Truck Caught Fire Causing What We Imagine Was A Delicious-Smelling Freeway Shutdown

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Drivers around Cumberland, Maryland, had an unfortunate delay on their way home from Labor Day weekend vacations on Sept. 5. A tractor trailer full of bacon, ribs and other pork products caught fire on the road.

While we have to admit, this was probably a delicious-smelling accident, the Associated Press reports that it caused a whopping six hour-long delay! Imagine how hungry you’d get sitting in your car smelling bacon for six hours on the Interstate — from 6 p.m. to midnight. No, thank you.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that tractor trailer accidents actually occur pretty often in this area, possibly because of the hills. Cumberland Fire Department Captain Steve Grogg said he’s just glad it wasn’t toxic, hazardous materials that were burning this time.

“Just for our crew, this is the third tractor-trailer fire we’ve had in the city in the past two weeks,” said Grogg. The others occured near the Greene and Johnson Street exits.

“They all happen eastbound, coming down the mountain,” Grogg added. “The brakes get hot, catch on fire and it spreads into the trailer.”

Luckily, there were no injuries, even though the fire grew to be pretty large, and it took an additional 10 volunteer fire departments and six hours to put it out! There was even a fire hose that was damaged beyond repair from getting too much bacon grease on it.

Fire departments included those from Corriganville, Ellerslie, District 16, LaVale, Baltimore Pike, Cresaptown, FWiley Ford, lintstone, Ridgeley, and Allegany County. You know it’s a big deal if emergency response is coming from as far away as Baltimore.

I wonder if any of the food was spared? It seems to me that the brave and hard-working firefighters deserve a delicious pork dinner after all of their efforts, and you can’t tell me they weren’t craving bacon. Anyhow, Cumberland’s late-night diners probably got a serious midnight pop.

Sources: Associated Press, Cumberland Times-News / Photo credit: JD Foods

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9-Year-Old Girl Breaks Some Tough News To Her Parents (Photo)

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A 9-year-old girl named Lexi was faced with a tough decision to either come clean to her parents, or to preserve their innocence for a bit longer.

Lexi says she figured out some time ago that the tooth fairy was not real. It wasn’t particularly difficult for the clever 9-year-old. As she so eloquently put it, “I’m sorry if this is hard for you, but I’m 9 now.” Her parents didn’t know that she knew, however, which is what created the dilemma.

Ultimately, Lexi decided that honesty was the best policy and she wrote a note for the tooth fairy. The letter was eventually found by the ‘tooth fairy’, who enjoyed it so much that she decided to post it on Reddit. The letter quickly went viral.

Read Lexi’s letter below.

 

Dear “Tooth Fairy,”

I don’t believe in the tooth fairy any more. I know it’s you who gets the money and puts it under my pillow, mom and dad. I’m sorry if this is hard for you, but I’m 9 now. (P.S.) I don’t believe in Santa Claus either.

Love, Lexi

P.S. Daddy, I knew it was you last Easter, hiding my Easter eggs!

Sources: ABC 11Reddit / Photo Credit: Reddit

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An Affordable Whole Foods Is Finally On Its Way!

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Whole Foods markets are certainly well known for their high quality products, but also they’re just as known for their high prices.

Finally, Whole Foods fans can rejoice in the news that the first ever affordable location is set to open in Los Angeles!

The store, called 365 by Whole Foods, will include a grocery section as well as a craft brew bar that includes coffee, beer and food. 365 will also include a vegan restaurant, a self-serve tea station and a delivery service through Instacart.

Delish reported that the grocery section of the store will feature value products and a selection of local and national brands.

The brand is planning two more locations — Bellevue, Washington, and Portland, Oregon — in 2016, and another 10 will open nationwide in 2017.

Source: Delish / Photo credit: Delish

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Man’s Post About The Way He Was Treated At Kroger Store Quickly Goes Viral (Photo)

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The manager of a Kroger store in Warwood, West Virginia, has reportedly done something amazing for a housebound woman who couldn’t get to the store to buy groceries.

Sonny Delfyette told WBOY that his mother, who lives in Wheeling, West Virginia, returned home from the hospital sometime in mid-December after undergoing a medical procedure to treat her diabetes.

The elderly woman had no food left in her house to help her maintain healthy blood sugar levels, but she did not feel well enough to go grocery shopping.

Delfyette, who lives in New York, called his mother’s local Kroger branch in Warwood to ask if he could buy groceries for her over the phone.

The manager who answered the phone, who is identified only as Sam in news reports, told Delfyette that the store did not allow customers to order groceries over the phone but that he would do what he could to help the man’s mother.

“I told [Sam], you know, that she was at a dangerous level and she really needed some food,” Delfyette told WBOY.

“So he said, ‘Is it okay if I just get her some bread and some of the basic staples, I’ll pay for it myself,'” Delfyette said. “I said, ‘Yes,’ chuckling, ‘How can I repay you?’ and he said, ‘Don’t worry about it.'”

Sam bought the groceries and had a store employee deliver them directly to the woman’s home. He also sent her a hot meal on Christmas Eve.

Delfyette posted a message on Facebook thanking Sam for his good deeds and urging friends in the area to stop by the Kroger store and say hello to the kind-hearted manager.

The Jan. 4 post was shared more than 1,000 times in two days.

Posters writing in the comments section called Sam’s act of kindness a “blessing” and wished Delfyette and his mother well.

Delfyette also explained in the post that he was able to meet Sam in person while visiting his mother for two days at the end of December.

“I put myself in your place and would want someone to help my mother too, so no. It was our pleasure,” Sam reportedly told Delfyette when the man asked if he could repay him, according to the Facebook post.

Two of Delfyette’s relatives helped his mother get the rest of her groceries. Delfyette also noted that his mother is doing fine now.

Sources: WBOYSonny Delfyette/Facebook / Photo Credit: Sonny Delfyette/Facebook

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