Driver escapes fire on Normandy Blvd.

Tractor-trailer was in a Winn-Dixie parking lot when it caught on fire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A  driver managed to escape a fire that started in the sleeping quarters of his tractor-trailer around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Jacksonville firefighters were called to a Winn-Dixie parking lot on 5207 Normandy Boulevard to extinguish the fire.

News4Jax spoke to the driver who says he works for CRST Trucking Company. He was sleeping in the cab portion of his truck when the smell of smoke woke him up.

The fire was quickly put out by firefighters and the driver made it out of the truck before it was too late.