The cab of a tractor-trailer was destroyed after catching fire Thursday in a truck stop parking lot in Butts County.

The fire was reported around 4 p.m. at the Pilot Travel Center off Ga. Highway 36.

Authorities said the rig was parked and the driver was reportedly inside the truck stop showering when the fire started. The driver declined to speak with the Jackson Progress-Argus.

Authorities on the scene said the trailer contained a load of pine straw.  

Another driver captured video of firefighters dousing the flames.

There were no reports of injuries.

Managing Editor

Michael Davis has been the editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus since 2010. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News-Daily.

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