Catoosa Truck Driver Escapes Injury After Big Rig Catches Fire

Monday, March 14th 2011, 2:24 pm
By: News On 6

CATOOSA, Oklahoma -- A truck driver escaped his burning big rig early Monday morning.

Catoosa firefighters were called to the Truck Stop at 163rd East Avenue and Skelly early Monday morning and found the cab of the truck engulfed in flames.

The driver says he woke up and turned on the truck's heater, then noticed smoke coming from the dashboard. He quickly got dressed, grabbed his dog and jumped out.

Crews believe an electric problem sparked the fire. The truck was not carrying any cargo.