Nobody was injured when a tractor-trailer truck caught fire at the Kennebunk service plaza on the Maine Turnpike on Friday afternoon.

The truck driver told police he had pulled into the truck parking area of the southbound service plaza at mile 25 and shut down his rig, when the fire started near the battery compartment, Maine State Police Trooper Anthony Keim said.

The flames quickly spread from the rig to the trailer.

“It’s a skeleton right now. There’s nothing left,” Keim said.

Fortunately, the truck was in the parking area and not on the highway, he said. There were no other vehicles nearby to be threatened by the flames, he said.

Kennebunk firefighters arrived soon after the call, at about 2 p.m., and were able to extinguish the fire in about 45 minutes, state officials said.

The truck was empty and its driver, Adem Bajrami, 32, was headed for home in Agawam, Massachusetts, he said.

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