Fire crews were called to the scene of a truck fire on Thorburn Road this afternoon.
Photos from the scene show the truck engulfed in flames near the side of the road, before the Outer Ring Road overpass. The driver escaped the vehicle uninjured.
Here's the truck that was causing the #nltraffic slowdowns on Thorburn Rd. I'm told the driver (who is not injured) was on his way to the garage to get some work done before heading to @EastboundPark to participate in final weekend of drag races. @VOCMNEWS pic.twitter.com/8bE2lRn5t0
— Gerri Lynn Mackey (@GerriLynnMackey) October 6, 2017
Traffic was backed up late this afternoon due to efforts to remove the truck from the scene.
There is no immediate word on the cause of the fire.