Flames engulfed a truck, just feet away from several businesses at Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts on Sunday.
A video from the local firefighter's union shows the truck on fire, with flames and thick, dark smoke shooting into the area, hitting the nearby Columbia store.
In a tweet posted Sunday, Somerville Firefighters Union Local 76 said the incident is one reason why Assembly Row is in need of a fully-staffed engine company.
The union said this could have been a lot worse since it happened so close to several buildings, and credited the quick-thinking driver with moving the truck to avoid property damage.
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The truck driver managed to get out of the vehicle and is okay, according to the union.
It's unclear what sparked the fire.