A lorry driver escaped unhurt when the lorry he was travelling in caught fire along the North-South Expressway here early today. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department

GOPENG: A lorry driver escaped unhurt when the lorry he was travelling in caught fire along the North-South Expressway here early today.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said they were alerted of the incident at 2.15am and a team of firemen from Gopeng was dispatched to the scene.

“Upon arrival, 70 per cent of the lorry was already destroyed in the fire and the team used two-reel hoses to put out the blaze.” he said, adding that they managed to control

the fire about an hour later.