Spontaneous Truck Fire In Kilgore

An East Texas man woke up at his Kilgore home Thursday morning to find his truck had burst into flames overnight. Larry Hardy called the fire department, who arrived to put out what was left of the blaze. The fire department told Larry and his wife a defective cruise control switch on the Ford F-150 was the probable cause. The problem forced the company to recall thousands of trucks earlier this year. The Hardys' are just thankful the truck was not parked in their garage.

In January, Ford recalled all 2000 model-year F-150 trucks, after reports of 63 fires, apparently sparked by a faulty cruise control de-activation switch.

If you think this recall might include your truck, call your dealership for information.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.