Pickup truck bursts into flames after crash near downtown Fresno


FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — A pickup truck burst into flames after crashing into a pole near downtown Fresno Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. on G Street south of Ventura Avenue. 

Police say for some reason the pickup went off the road, crashed into a pole causing a transformer to fall. They say the transformer started a fire engulfing the car.

The driver and a passenger were able to get out of the pickup. The driver was taken to the hospital. His condition and that of the passenger is not known.

PG&E said power is out to about 400 customers in the area.

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