A DRIVER has escaped uninjured after his truck caught fire in east Warrnambool.
Warrnambool CFA senior station officer Greg Kinross said two appliances were called to the incident at 3.52pm on Raglan Parade.
Mr Kinross said the truck cabin was well alight when firefighters arrived at the scene, near the intersection of Bell and Verdon Street.
He said the truck was carrying wood chips and the driver was safely out of the truck when they arrived.
“So we’re lucky it didn’t get into the load,” he said.
“Quick firefighting has prevented it from getting into the truck” he said.
“The traffic was a bit of an issue to start with but most people were really good and stopped when necessary.”
Mr Kinross said the cause of the fire was being investigated but early indications pointed to an electrical fault.
Warrnambool nurse Leanne Masters had just picked up her daughter, Emmy, from school and was driving behind the truck when it caught fire.
"I saw the flames and the smoke and was instantly concerned for the driver," she said.
"I can't believe he was unharmed."
Raglan Parade was expected to be reopened by about 5.30pm.
Police and CFA are responding to a truck fire at Raglan Parade.
It’s believed the driver escaped unharmed.
The Warrnambool Fire Brigade was called to the incident at 3.52pm.
It’s expected Raglan Parade west bound for about half an hour.
More details to come.