Covering Lowndes County: Tractor Trailer Catches on Fire

In Lowndes County, a tractor trailer caught fire Wednesday  night.  The fire backed up traffic for an hour and a half.  State Troopers say an equipment malfunction ignited the fire.  Lucikly the driver escaped without injury.  Witnesses on the scene tell WSFA 12 News the driver jumped out and tried to put out the flames, but as soon as he started spraying the fire extinguisher, the truck burst into flames.