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Box truck burns up in Downtown Santa Barbara

Box truck fire
A box truck fire in downtown Santa Barbara is under investigation. (Photo: John Palminteri)
Box truck fire
John Palminteri
A box truck fire in downtown Santa Barbara is under investigation. (Photo: John Palminteri)
Box truck fire
John Palminteri

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A large box truck full of shredded paper went up in flames in Downtown Santa Barbara on Monday.

Fire crews arrived around 12:45 p.m. when the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

The smoke could be seen from a wide area of Downtown.

The truck was operated by Recall and said on the side that it specialized in document management solutions and secure destruction services.

The truck stopped on Castillo Street at Carrillo Street, causing a traffic jam.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Santa Barbara- S County

John Palminteri

John Palminteri is senior reporter for KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 Central Coast News.