Tanker catches afire along highway

Fire officials were able to stave off a major disaster when a fuel truck caught afire on the northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway on Thursday.

The truck caught afire near the Claxton Bay flyover around noon and the driver managed to escape without serious injury,

Fire officers responded and doused the vehicle with foam in order to container the fire which was restricted to the front of the tanker.

It is unclear where the tanker as wat the time carrying fuel.

Guardian Media's Rishi Ragoonath captured these photos.