HOUSTON - A truck carrying jalapeños caught fire on the southwest freeway early Friday morning.

Firefighters said the fire started in the brakes and they were able to put it out quickly.

It happened around 1 a.m. on the southwest freeway inbound at the 610 West Loop.

Firefighters had to use power tools to get into the side of truck when the fire spread to some of the produce.

Fire Chief Eric Abbt said the section of the truck that caught fire held boxed jalapeños.

No injuries were reported and it looked like most of the jalapeños were saved.

Photos: 18-wheeler carrying jalapeños catches fire on US 59