Garbage truck goes up in flames

Florida neighborhood evacuated after natural-gas fueled garbage truck catches fire.

(SNN/NBC News)  A Manatee County, Florida neighborhood was evacuated Monday after a garbage truck burst into flames.

Officials say the fire was sparked by something inside the truck.

The blaze quickly spread to a nearby car.

The garbage truck is powered by natural gas, and firefighters say a safety venting system prevented a larger explosion.

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