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Truck Erupts in Flames and Extends to Row Home in Washington

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | January 15, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 011621106

City of Washington, PA – Around 1:30 P.M. on January 15th, City of Washington firefighters were dispatched to Maple Terrace for a reported vehicle fire involving a structure, with reports of explosions.

Firefighters arrived to find a box truck and front of a four-unit row home heavily involved with fire. Firefighters quickly learned that the truck contained large propane tanks that were feeding the fire. An aggressive attack on both the truck and structure commenced and the bulk of the fire was quickly knocked down before being placed under control in just over 30 minutes.

The fire originated in the back of a pest control box truck and quickly spread to the structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.