A garbage truck caught fire in Saugus on Tuesday morning, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
According to Henry Narvaez, spokesman for the Fire Department, the department received a call regarding a large vehicle fire on Plum Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road.
Firefighters were dispatched at 11:18 a.m. Upon arrival, the vehicle was identified as a garbage truck, according to Narvaez.
“Load (was) well involved, meaning it was the trash inside,” said Christopher Thomas, spokesman for the Fire Department, in regards to the origin of the fire.
The load of the truck had to be dumped in the nearby strip mall parking lot to ensure all garbage was extinguished.
Cleanup crews are scheduled to come mop up and haul the garbage away, according to Thomas.
Firefighters cleared the scene at 12:16 p.m.
No injuries or threats to nearby structures occurred.