No one was injured after a semi-truck caught fire just west of Brandon.

RCMP say a semi-truck travelling east on Highway 1, just west of Alexander in the RM of Whitehead when it went up in flames. 

The driver of the semi escaped the vehicle without any injuries.

Souris and Brandon RCMP are currently on the scene, and the westbound lanes of Highway 1 are closed between Speers Rd and PR 250.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and find another route.