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SCSQUARED halfBy Eric Heinz

A CR&R dump truck caught fire about 2:30 p.m. on June 22 at the corner of Vista del Ponto and Esperanza, according to Orange County Fire Authority officials.

OCFA Public Information Officer Capt. Steve Concialdi said the fire was started from hot coals that had been dumped into a trash receptacle.

The truck was forced to dump the burning refuse onto the street.

A video of the blaze can be seen on the San Clemente Police Service Facebook page.

WHAT’S NEXT: Concialdi said the OCFA typically tells truck drivers to dump their load in places other than the middle of the street, but because the truck’s contents were so engulfed in flames there was no other choice but to unload in the middle of the street. No injuries have been reported from the incident.

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