A pickup truck caught fire in the parking lot of the Travelodge.

Yesterday, the driver of a pickup truck pulled off Highway #1 after experiencing engine difficulties. He parked at the Travelodge Motel, the hood began to smoke, and by the time firefighters arrived, the trucks engine and passenger compartment were full of flames.

City fire fighters quickly extinguished the blaze and are currently investigating the cause.

Captain Wade Sutherland says the driver of the truck was not hurt, but the truck looks like a total write-off.