WATCH: Sparks fly from burning truck with ammunition in Tyler parking lot

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Tyler Fire Department and Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a truck on fire at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday carrying small caliber ammunition and gas cans.

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According to the marshal’s office, a truck was on fire near the intersection of Loop 323 and Highway 64 in the Super One parking lot. Officials said when they arrived at the scene, they found a pickup truck “fully involved in fire.”

Courtesy of Irma Schultz
Courtesy of Irma Schultz
Courtesy of Irma Schultz
Courtesy of Irma Schultz

Witnesses at the scene report seeing large flames and sparks fly from the vehicle. Check out the video below to see footage from the scene:

When fire crews talked to the owner of the truck, the driver reportedly told them there was some small caliber ammunition exploding and gas cans in the truck bed. The driver said he believed the fire began due to a “homemade wiring that ran from two batteries in the bed of the truck through the rear cab and into the back seat area to power a custom sound system.”

The fire department said the information matched what they observed during and after the fire.

Crews were also able to stop the fire that started on a rental car, and officials noted heat damage to the outside driver side rear area.

Officials said no one was inside the car and there were no reported injuries.

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