VIDEO: Trash truck erupts in flames, chars parked cars in Los Angeles neighborhood

  • Source: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
  • Published: 05/14/2024 04:59 AM

A massive fire inside of a trash truck charred several parked cars and spread thick plumes of smoke across a residential street in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pico-Union Monday. Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the 1700 block of Westmoreland Avenue at around 2:15 p.m. on reports of the blaze and that it had spread to other vehicles. Video footage of the fire obtained by KTLA showed flames coming from what appeared to be the bottom rear of the trash truck, while just feet away on the curb, flames could be seen beneath three parked cars. As the fire continued, crackling and popping could be heard coming from the truck. Firefighters were able to quickly douse the flames, but at least two of the parked vehicles are likely to be a total loss.


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