Long Beach police shut down an intersection in Bixby Knolls on Wednesday afternoon when a trash truck caught fire just before 2:15 p.m., according to authorities.

It’s so far unclear how the fire started, but it closed the street at Orange Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard for nearly two hours.

No one was injured, but firefighters had to empty much of the trash to make sure the fire was fully extinguished, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jack Crabtree said.

The intersection was reopened around 4:10 p.m., a police spokeswoman said.

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