A Truck Filled With Axe Body Spray Exploded On A Highway In Texas

Published September 6, 2018

Hundreds of the body spray cans exploded along Interstate 35 and the whole internet had the same hilarious reaction.

Axe Fire

KXXVAftermath of the Axe explosion.

A truck carrying a sizable shipment of the teenage-favorite, Axe body spray, caught fire near Interstate 35 in Belton, Texas, and caused hundreds of cans of the deodorant to explode.

The driver of the 18-wheeler full of Axe noticed a small fire in the back of his truck. With the help of some people nearby he was able to detach the trailer from the truck just before the hundreds of cans of compressed body spray exploded.

Police received notification of the calamity around 4:00 a.m. on Sept. 1 and were forced to shut down the highway until just before noon.

The “Axe-ident” was fairly significant but fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Authorities spent about eight hours diffusing the situation and cleaning up the debris.

Because the cans of Axe contain aerosol, when exposed to a naked flame, the pressure inside of the can becomes so intense that it eventually explodes.

An explosion of one of these aerosol cans can be bad enough but imagine hundreds of them confined in the back of an 18-wheeler lighting up. This is what happened on Interstate 35, and it resulted in multiple mini-explosions that made for a truly alarming scene.

Axe After Explosion

CNNScattered cans litter the highway.

The Axe brand not only has a pungent, signature scent but is also infamous for its outlandish commercials. Subsequently, the internet was quick to poke fun at the situation.

One Twitter user wondered why hoards of bikini-clad women weren’t flocking to the truck, in reference to an old Axe advertisement:

Another user suggested that the body spray’s scent would have everyone in Texas “in the mood”:

Other users made jokes about Axe’s preeminent consumers — prepubescent boys:

It is still unclear just how long the smell lingered in the town of Belton, Texas and whether residents saw a spike in dates this week.

Next, check out this story about a truck filled with nearly $100,000 worth of ramen disappeared. Then, read this story about an exploding vape pen that sadly killed a Florida man.

Bernadette Deron
Bernadette is a digital media producer, writer, and a proud native New Yorker.