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August 07 03:02 PM

Fire damages pickup truck

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A 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon in the 1200 block of Post Oaks Place in north Shreveport. - Photo by Kerry M. Kirspel

 A pickup truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon at a residence in the 1200 block of Post Oaks Place in north Shreveport.

       Deputy Chief Jeff Akes of Caddo Fire District No. 1 said a neighbor noticed the fire and woke up the homeowner, who was napping. His crew was notified at 2:02 p.m. arrived within five minutes.

       Akes said the truck belongs to a man who uses the vehicle in a yard-care business. The truck had been backed into the back yard for loading and somehow caught fire.

       Akes said the cause of the fire is unknown. “Best guess is they put something in there that was either hot, or they might have dropped a cigarette in there,” he said.

 

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