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SAN DIEGO — Firefighters asked the public to avoid Mission Gorge Road near Fairmount Avenue Sunday as they worked to put out flames burning a garbage truck.

FOX 5 captured video of the fire coming from a Republic Services truck, which was parked in the center lane of the road next to Home Depot. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said firefighters found smoke coming from behind the truck after 911 calls came in around 3 p.m.

A nearby car dealership was evacuated as 22 firefighter personnel worked to get access to the back of the truck, where the flames were burning. The fire got close to fuel tanks containing compressed natural gas, triggering a pressure release valve, firefighters said.

“Our concern with that fire was not only the civilians around the area, which we evacuated but also we have some high tension power lines. We had SDG&E shut down those power lines for about 20 to 30 minutes,” an SDFD spokesperson said.

Firefighters had the flames under control within 45 minutes. Power has been restored and no injuries were reported.