CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) – A big rig caught fire on Interstate 80 late Thursday night.

The incident happened a little before 11 p.m. on the westbound side of the freeway, near Greenback Lane.

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By the time firefighters got to the scene, flames were shooting from the cab.

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The driver was able to get out safely and no one was hurt. Firefighters eventually got the flames under control.

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The driver says he felt the truck was having some engine trouble just before the fire.