Pickup truck explodes, man escapes unharmed

Driver blames mechanical failure for the fire

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:16:44 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 26 2013 07:45:05 AM CDT
Houston -

A driver is lucky to walk away after his truck caught fire in southwest Houston early Monday morning. 

Police said the driver noticed a mechanical failure while traveling along Alabama Road. When he pulled over near 610, the truck was already on fire.

The driver managed to get out of the truck and walk away safely. 

Firefighters arrived and quickly put out the flames. 

No one was hurt.