|Published:||Feb 08, 2013 6:36 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 08, 2013 6:36 AM EST|
Fort Myers Beach, Fl.- A garbage truck picking up trash during its morning pick-up had a mechanical failure and caught fire inside the Red Coconut R.V. Park on Fort Myers Beach. According to Dale Reisen, Chairman for the Lee County Arson Task Force, the fire started low, behind the cab and it worked it's way up very quickly. We are told that when the garbage truck went to pick up a dumpster, a fuel or hydraulic line broke and sprayed liquid onto the trucks hot engine catching fire and that quickly spread to a nearby r.v. Riesen said the explosions heard were gas leaking from a propane tank on the r.v. One family lost everything. The estimated cost in damages is close to $500,000,000. Both the r.v. and the garbage truck are a total loss. One person was treated and released for smoke inhalation.