Ector County Truck Catches on Fire

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Ector County employee got quite a surprise when he looked in his rearview mirror while he was driving down JBS Parkway on Monday afternoon.

His truck was on fire.

Officials say while the driver was driving down the road someone in a passing car or truck flipped a cigarette out the window.

That cigarette landed in the trash in the back of the county truck which sparked the fire.

As soon as the driver saw the flames, he pulled into the Nimitz Junior High parking lot.

Fire crews quickly put out the flames.