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Smoke seen billowing from tree trimming truck in Del Mar

SAN DIEGO, CA – Black smoke billowed from a burning tree-trimming truck that caught fire along Interstate 5 in the Del Mar area on Monday morning.

According to NBC News San Diego, the truck had been southbound when it caught fire near Del Mar Heights Road at about 7:30 a.m. The driver pulled to the side of the road and was able to exit the vehicle as it went up in flames.

Black smoke from the fully engulfed truck could be seen rising above the area.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames before they spread very far up the hillside.

It has not been confirmed whether or not the driver was injured.

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