Highway fire destroys reefer trailer

The trailer, which contained meat destined for Japan, was totally destroyed in the fire

Clearwater fire chief Mike Smith (l) watches as firefighters Jason Prudhomme and Wayne Wysoski (in red hat) spray water onto a reefer on fire on Wednesday

Clearwater fire chief Mike Smith (l) watches as firefighters Jason Prudhomme and Wayne Wysoski (in red hat) spray water onto a reefer on fire on Wednesday

Clearwater fire chief Mike Smith (l) watches as firefighters Jason Prudhomme and Wayne Wysoski (in red hat) spray water onto a reefer on fire on Wednesday, April 24.

The trailer, which contained meat destined for Japan, was totally destroyed in the fire. Probable cause was overheated brakes, police say. Four trucks and about 10 members of the department responded to the callout.