18-Wheeler Catches Fire
A truck driver traveling southbound on Highway 49 pulled over and called 911 when he saw smoke and flames coming from the engine.
Southbound traffic near Highway 49 and 53 was diverted for about an hour while firefighters from the Gulfport Fire Department and Harrison County Fire Service doused the flames shortly after noon.
The driver was traveling with his dog. Both escaped the truck safely and without injury.
Officials say the truck was not carrying any materials at the time.