MOSSY HEAD — A portion of I-10 eastbound closed Tuesday afternoon when a semi-truck carrying sour cream caught fire.

The incident happened near mile marker 75, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office. 

According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the semi-truck, 40-year-old Samuel Stephens of Elma, Washington, was waved down by a passerby at approximately 2 p.m. and informed that his vehicle was smoking. When Stephens pulled over, the hood of his truck erupted in flames.

Stephens escaped without injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Both eastbound lanes of I-10 were shut down temporarily while Walton County Fire Rescue extinguished the flames and a wrecker service removed the debris.