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San Diego fire crews extinguish trash truck fire in Grantville

A Toyota dealership in the area was evacuated as a safety precaution due to the fire being close to power lines, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Credit: KFMB

SAN DIEGO — Crews from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department battled a trash truck fire Sunday that prompted the evacuation of a Toyota dealership on Mission Gorge Road in Grantville.

Four fire units were on the scene of the fire in the area of Mission Gorge Road and Fairmount Avenue that was first reported at 3:06 p.m. Sunday, SDFRD said. Units arrived at 3:13 p.m. and additional resources were requested from the San Diego city equipment, such as a skip loader.

A high-voltage power line in the area was shut down about 4 p.m.

All fire crews were pulled back and were fighting the fire from the apparatus using deck guns, a high-capacity water source mounted on the apparatus.

The agency said the fire was out as of 4:30 p.m.

A total of 27 fire personnel were assigned to the fire, according to a fire department incident log.

"Crews will be here for at least another hour making sure all refuse on the truck is no longer burning," SDFD said on Twitter around 5:20 p.m. 

The natural gas tank on the truck caught fire, SDFD officials said. 

A heavy tow truck and an additional trash truck were also sent to the scene.