Cigarette Ignites Truck Fire

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Updated: 2/07/2013 2:39 pm
Investigators say a cigarette may be to blame for starting a fire that completely destroyed a truck.

Lt. Paul Manning says the driver was smoking when he dropped his cigarette which ignited a roll of paper towels on the floor.

Pocatello fire crews quickly rushed to the scene of the fire around 11:00 a.m. on North 5th Avenue.

Firefighters quickly doused the flames but not before the fire completely destroyed the truck.

Crews did call for EMS to come check on the condition of the driver though he appeared to be okay.  He was taken to Portneuf Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Traffic was diverted off of North 5th Avenue as fire crews investigate what sparked the blaze and clean up the damage.
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loqueid - 2/7/2013 10:12 PM
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Here is a video I shot of the fire before it was extinguished. This was just after two men pulled the driver away from the truck.
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