Video: Truck catches fire in St. Augustine parking lot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Video shows a truck on fire in a Walmart parking lot in St. Augustine on Saturday.

You can hear an explosion, then a passerby yelling to the driver.

It happened before noon, when the parking lot was full of families.

“I just thought, ‘Oh my God, I hope somebody is OK,’” Jappie Bray said.


She was among the customers who walked over to the truck after the flames were out to check on the driver.

St. Johns County Fire Rescue said no one was hurt. Firefighters were able to get the flames out before they spread to other vehicles.

The damage to the B&G Refrigeration truck was extensive. The paint melted off in spots and holes were left in the tool boxes.

The driver didn’t want to go on camera but said he was inside getting cleaning supplies when someone over the speaker asked the driver of the truck to come outside immediately.

The driver said he’s not sure what started the flames. He told Action News Jax a tank of refrigerant in the truck bed exploded.

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An investigator with St. Johns County Fire Rescue said the cause is under investigation.

“It’s really done some damage to his truck, and I feel for him,” Bray said. “The main thing, he can replace the truck, but he can’t replace himself, so I’m glad he’s OK.”

Action News Jax asked B&G Refrigeration how much damage the fire caused. We’re still waiting to hear back.

The driver said no other cars in the parking lot were damaged.