None hurt as pickup truck explodes, catches fire in downtown Juneau

  • Source: KTOO-FM 104.3
  • Published: 11/19/2020 12:00 AM

A pickup truck exploded in downtown Juneau Monday night, but the Juneau Police Department does not believe the fire was suspicious or a crime. A witness says it sounded like a fireworks factory exploding. “They make this kind of shish-shish-shish-shish-shish sound that sounds just like rockets shooting up into the air repeatedly,” says Noah Williams. “And then, I just saw this big fire away from my house.” Williams says he called 911 from his home near Cope Park and then grabbed his camera and ran to F Street, across from the laundromat and the old Bill Ray Center. “I was a little scared running into that general area. But they seemed to have it mostly under control by the time I got there,” Williams says. “So, props to CCF/R! You guys rock!” Firefighters were already putting out the fire. There were also filled propane tanks in the back in the pickup truck that firefighters were trying to keep from exploding.


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