WALTON COUNTY — Both lanes of Interstate 10 East had to be closed Tuesday afternoon to allow Walton County Fire Rescue and Walton County Sheriff’s Office to respond to a tractor trailer fire.

The truck caught fire around 1 p.m. at mile marker 76, according to Walton Fire Rescue’s Twitter page.

First responders were able to quickly put out the fire. The driver was not injured.

The fire is believed to have been caused by mechanical issues, the department tweeted.