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Firefighters extinguish box truck fire at Scott business

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 10:48:54-04

Firefighters quickly extinguished a box truck fire Thursday morning at a business in Scott.

The Scott Fire Department says that they were called to a business in the 1500 block of Westgate Road around 3:00 am on Thursday, August 1.

Upon arrival, the department says firefighters located a box truck, utilized for lawncare services, engulfed in flames. The truck received damage to the cargo area.

The fire was brought under control and prevented from spreading to a nearby office building. Another vehicle parked next to the burning truck received minimal damage.

Lafayette Haz-Mat were deployed to the scene to assist in stopping a large diesel leak from the damaged box truck, according to the department.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.