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Man escapes burning truck, arrested for DUI

Firefighters mop up after putting out a burning truck driven by a suspected drunken driver in east-central Fresno on Thursday.
Firefighters mop up after putting out a burning truck driven by a suspected drunken driver in east-central Fresno on Thursday. jguy@fresnobee.com

A driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence after he slammed into a water truck and his pickup burst into flames Thursday afternoon in east-central Fresno, police reported.

The fiery crash took place at Fowler and Princeton avenues just before 2 p.m. The spokesman said police received several reports that an intoxicated man was driving through the area. A short time later, it was reported that the truck was on fire. The man managed to escape the fire and crash with facial cuts, but his truck was destroyed. The driver of the water truck was uninjured.

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