Truck driver near Dadswells Bridge lucky to be alive after fire breaks out in cabin

A truckie is lucky to be alive after a fire broke out in the cabin of his truck last night near Dadswells Bridge.

Emergency services were called to the Western Highway just after 10.30pm.

The man, aged in his 40s, suffered burns to his legs and injured his ankle when he jumped from the truck to escape the fire.

He was taken to Wimmera Base Hospital in a stable condition.