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Dump truck catches fire in Newhall

Posted: April 9, 2013 4:58 p.m.
Updated: April 9, 2013 4:58 p.m.

Trucking company workers speak with a California Highway Patrol officer as firefighters douse the smoldering section of a dump truck on the Newhall Avenue on-ramp to the northbound Highway 14 on Tuesday. Signal photo by Jonathan Pobre

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The tire of a dump truck caught fire on the northbound Highway 14 on-ramp at Newhall Avenue on Tuesday, prompting firefighters to respond and douse the blaze.

Driver Carlos Mosqueda stopped the truck, which was hauling dirt, after discovering the fire near a rear tire around 2 p.m.

Also in the truck was Adrian Rocha. The truck belongs to Rocha's Trucking.

No one was injured, and firefighters halted the flames' spread to adjoining brush.




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