Produce truck catches fire in North Long Beach

A produce truck in North Long Beach caught fire just before 2 a.m. Monday, scorching an apartment garage door and power lines it was parked next to, authorities said.

Long Beach firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze before anyone was injured, fire department spokesman Matt Dobberpuhl said.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, he said. The department doesn’t have an estimate of the damage costs.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.