Driver grabs Bible, travel log before big rig goes up in flames


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A driver whose tractor-trailer caught fire Monday morning had just enough time to grab his Bible and driver's log before flames overcame the vehicle.

The driver pulled over on Orange Avenue near Tradeport Drive after seeing smoke come from the engine. Cars began honking at the man when they noticed flames coming from under the hood as well.

The man was hauling fruit in a trailer and just made it out of the vehicle before the rig became engulfed.

The trailer wasn’t burned but the fruit inside was likely damaged by smoke and water, the driver said.

The roadway was partially closed while crews were at the scene.