MERKEL, Texas -

A tractor trailer carrying cotton caught fire on Tuesday morning.

The flames were reported around 10:30 a.m. at mile marker 266 in Merkel.

The driver escaped with no injuries. He was able to detach the truck from the trailer before it was damaged.

KTXS received reports of the trailer catching fire again around 2 p.m.

The cause for either fire is not known.