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UPDATE: Propane tank fire breaks out on back of truck in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 22:10:39-05

UPDATE (9:15 a.m.) - Firefighters say a quick call to 911 helped them put out a fire in the back of a pickup truck in San Luis Obispo where a propane tank was also located.

The call came in at about 7:37 a.m. Monday for a fire on a truck in the Righetti Ranch construction zone.

Fire officials say once crews were on scene, they found the bed of the truck "significantly involved" in fire.

A short time later, the propane tank was discovered.

Fire officials say cooling measures were performed on the tank while the rest of the fire was put out and a valve on the tank could be closed to mitigate any further risk.

Fire officials say materials in the back of the construction truck were being heated and it's believed strong winds may have caused something to shift, sparking the fire.

No injuries were reported.

ORIGINAL STORY: Firefighters are working to put out a propane tank fire that broke out in San Luis Obispo Monday morning.

Fire officials said at 8:15 a.m. crews were on scene conducting cooling measures at Tiburon Way and Orcutt Road.

The propane tank is located in the bed of a pickup truck.

No other information was immediately available.