A pickup burning on Highway 27 at Kwah Road on Tuesday night.

Truck fire stops traffic

A single vehicle fire on Highway 27 at Kwah Road took place on Tuesday night at around 9:20 p.m..

A single vehicle fire on Highway 27 at Kwah Road took place on Tuesday night at around 9:20 p.m..

The vehicle caught fire after what is believed to have been a leak from a gas line ignited.

The driver was not injured in the incident and exited the vehicle after it caught fire.

RCMP and the Fort St. James Fire Department attended the scene, with RCMP closing the roads and keeping onlookers a safe distance from the fire, as the vehicle also reportedly had ammunition in the back which was going off during the fire.

Firefighters managed to put out the fire and the vehicle was removed from the road, allowing traffic to move again the same night.