Fire damages mayonnaise hauler at Whiteland truck stop
An apparent engine fire damaged three semi-trailers in the Pilot Travel Plaza lot on Whiteland Road off Interstate 65 early Thursday morning.
Whiteland and Needham fire crews were called around 2:30 a.m.
They say a driver from Floyds Knobs hauling a load of mayonnaise was sleeping in the cab of his rig when he heard a popping noise and discovered fire in the engine area.
The driver tried to put out the fire with a portable extinguisher, but lost control of the blaze.
By the time the fire was completely out, around 4:00 a.m., the cab was completely burned, but the trailer and its load sustained minimal damage.
Two trailers parked on either side of the mayo truck were also slightly damaged.
The driver was checked by medics at the scene.