Truck on fire prompts precautionary evacuations in Midland

Photo courtesy of CBS 7 viewer Flor Baeza.

MIDLAND -- A 'hot oilier truck' catching on fire caused precautionary evacuations in Midland Monday afternoon.

According to City of Midland spokesperson Sara Bustilloz, a call of a truck fire came in at around 1:54 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Fairgrounds.

When firefighters with the Midland Fire Department arrived on scene they found that the truck had caught on fire next to a tank battery. Nearby businesses were then evacuated as a precaution.

A 'hot oiler truck' is a truck used to heat oil or remove wax deposits.

The fire was put out in about 30 minutes, according to Bustilloz. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.