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Maintenance vehicle catches fire by Student Services

April 2, 2014

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Maintenance vehicle catches fire by Student Services

A firefighter puts out flames in the back of a maintenance vehicle next to SF State’s Student Services building Wednesday, April 2. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress

 

 A maintenance vehicle caught fire shortly before noon on campus by the Student Services Building today, April 2.

Corporal Velez of the UPD said that he believed it may have been a short circuit that caused the truck to catch fire, but the exact cause is currently unknown.

SFSU maintenance vehicle fire A police officer supervises the scene after a maintenance vehicle caught on fire near the SF State Student Services building Wednesday, April 2. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress

 

Waste management employee Rogelio Domingo said that he was inside the Student Services Building when he heard over the radio that his vehicle was on fire. According to Domingo, the vehicle had stopped abruptly while going up State Drive.

There was a large amount of smoke and a small fire in the bed of the vehicle before SFFD put it out shortly after its discovery. No injuries were reported.

Two firefighters examine the back of a maintenance vehicle after it caught fire next to SF State’s Student Services building, Wednesday, April 2. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress