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Food truck burns after burner left on

Food truck fire
Posted at 4:45 PM, Oct 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-17 17:45:29-04

A food truck was heavily damaged Sunday night by a fire.

Lafayette Firefighters were called to the 1900 block of West University at about 12:30 a.m., a spokesman said.

They found the Taqueria El Dollar #1 food truck in flames. The fire was out within 10 minutes, but the truck was heavily damaged.

The food truck closed around 10:00 pm. The owners indicated that everything was operating properly last night. The employees left around 10:30 pm.

Fire investigators determined that fire originated on top of a small two-burner stove. A pot of oil used for cooking was left on the stove top. The burner was not turned off prior to leaving. The cause of the fire was ruled an accident.