Axle fire causes U.S. Route 50 traffic jam
A box trailer fire slowed traffic on Route 50 west near South Piney Road Wednesday morning, Dec. 21. A tow truck was towing a regular 53-foot-long box trailer when the tow truck driver noticed the rear axle on the trailer was failing, Maryland State Police said. The driver stopped and noticed the fire, which was put out. The trailer was carrying heating furnaces. Police are investigating.