Car Carrier Catches Fire On Highway 44

Some cars caught fire on a car-carrying big rig on Highway 44 Thursday afternoon, and one of them fell off. It happened at about 2 O'clock approximately a mile west of Dersch Road, where there's an eastbound passing lane.  Apparently the truck's brakes heated up enough to catch fire, and the flames spread to the vehicles. A Chevy Blazer, a Chevy Silverado pickup, and a BMW sedan were partly or mostly burned, while a Mazda 3 completely burned up.  A forklift had to be brought to the scene to get the scorched cars onto flatbeds and clear the mess.