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A pickup truck found on fire in front of an unincorporated San Leandro residence late Thursday night is being investigated as suspicious, an Alameda County fire spokeswoman said. Firefighters first received word of a car on fire in front of a home in the 1600 block of Toledo Street in San Leandro at 11:44 p.m., spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.
Arriving firefighters found a fire under the rear of a Dodge truck in a driveway. The fire appeared to be a dripping fuel fire from the gas tank area, Knowles said. When firefighters applied a dry chemical extinguisher under the truck, a flash fire started, which threatened nearby homes, Knowles said. Additional assistance was called to the scene to help protect residences from the fuel fire, Knowles said.
The cause of fire is now under investigation by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, which indicates the fire has been deemed suspicious, according to Knowles. No injuries were reported and nearby homes did not sustain any damage, Knowles said. The fire was contained to the truck and did not spread. Knowles said it had been reported that the wheels of the truck had been stolen the day before and it was on blocks when firefighters arrived.
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