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Truck, trailer destroyed in explosion, fire

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An explosion and fire in Prescott Monday evening destroyed a pickup truck and trailer and left authorities looking for the cause.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department dispatch paged out Prescott fire and ambulance personnel to a call at 6:18 p.m. for a "truck and trailer that blew up and is in flames now," the dispatcher was heard to have said.

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Emergency crews responded to 1341 Canton St., just a few blocks from the fire hall and confirmed the vehicles were fully involved.

Concern seemed to be mounting someone might have been in the vehicle when the first responding officer advised he was unable to locate a driver. No one with the Prescott Police Department was available Tuesday to provide further details, however.

Firefighters suppressed and extinguished the flames within about 10 minutes and cleared the scene within about a half-hour. The fire investigation continued through the evening.

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