LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the 1700 block of Red Oak Wednesday afternoon. Eyewitness William Cole lives two doors down from where the fire started and saw the whole thing unfold. He said he was getting ready for work and happened to walk outside to put something in his car.
"and I seen a big fire going." Cole said.
Other eyewitness said they were startled by a loud boom. Cole said that six Lufkin city workers were cutting trees limbs down from one of the houses on the culdesac when the unthinkable happened.
"and everyone was running and screaming to call 911. So I ran back into the house and called 911," Cole said.
Captain Kelly Whitley with the Lufkin Fire Department said when they arrived on scene the flames were at least 10-15 feet high.
"We arrived on scene to find the truck fully engulfed," Whitley said.
He said that it was incredible that nobody was hurt.
"One of the city workers said hydraulic fluid had leaked down on the exhaust system," Whitley said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.