CALDWELL - No one was hurt when a semi truck burst into flames in a Caldwell parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. on Simplot Boulevard, not far from Monte Way.

Large flames and a thick column of black smoke were seen coming from the truck's engine compartment. Firefighters were able to control the blaze before it spread to any nearby buildings or other vehicles.

The fire was extinguished. It's unclear what caused the truck to catch fire.