Load of recyclables catches fire in trash truck in Sorrento Vall - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Load of recyclables catches fire in trash truck in Sorrento Valley

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze in a trash truck in Sorrento Valley Tuesday.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the driver called 911 after noticing smoke coming out of the back of the truck. He was instructed to pull over onto Vista Sorrento Parkway and dump the load of recyclables onto the street.

Firefighters sprayed the pile with water and sifted through it to make sure the fire was completely out.

Traffic was affected, and a SigAlert was issued for the area during the cleanup.

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