A truck fire destroyed this vehicle Wednesday afternoon just north of downtown Ponoka. The Ponoka Fire Department attended the scene and doused the flames. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

WATCH: Ponoka Fire Department called to truck fire

Luckily there were no injuries in a pickup truck fire just north of downtown Ponoka

A motorist got out of his pickup truck just in time before it burst into flames.

The Ponoka Fire Department was called to the scene of a truck fire Wednesday afternoon just off of 50 Street on 56 Avenue.

While filming the incident a small explosion came from the truck.

Crews attended the scene of the fully engulfed pickup truck and eventually doused the flames, however, the truck was mostly destroyed due to the flames. It appears another motorist saw smoke coming from the pickup and waved down the male driver, who pulled over and exited the vehicle.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

 

Ponoka Fire Department firefighters work to douse the flames on a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon. Luckily there were no injuries. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Fire Department firefighters work to douse the flames on a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon. Luckily there were no injuries. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

A truck fire destroyed this vehicle Wednesday afternoon just north of downtown Ponoka. The Ponoka Fire Department attended the scene and doused the flames. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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