A trailer lorry carrying a consignment of thermocol plates caught fire at Moonuperiya on the Koothuparamba-Kannur road here on Thursday.

The vehicle (KL 55 B 6035) of Glitter Sachet India Pvt. Ltd. at Kinfra Park at Chelembra in Malappuram district caught fire while on its way to Kannur via Koothuparamba. The incident took place at around noon.

The thermocol products in the parcel cabin of the vehicle were gutted. A unit of the Fire and Rescue Service personnel from here rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire.

The personnel said that the driver of the vehicle identified as Musthafa hailing from Malappuram suffered minor burn injuries. They said the fire did not damage the lorry.