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Fire burns NBC4 news truck on 405 Freeway

September 2, 2011 | 12:25 pm

NBC4 news truck on fire on 405 Freeway A fire broke out Friday on an NBC4 news truck on the 405 Freeway, backing up traffic in the Sepulveda Pass, but Los Angeles firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

No one was injured in the 10:30 a.m. fire on the northbound 405 near Getty Center Drive, said Matt Spence, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city Fire Department. The cause of the fire was unknown.

NBC4 reported that photographer Joel Cooke was the only person in the van at the time and was able to get out safely before alerting authorities.

The burned-out front edge of the Chevy Suburban was visible to motorists.


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Photo: Fire breaks out on news truck. Credit: @veisandrew / Twitter