LAKE OSWEGO -- A trash truck caught fire about 9 a.m. Thursday near the 1600 block of Glenn Morrie Drive, according to Lake Oswego fire department spokesman Gert Zoutendijk.

The engine fire melted a hole in a tire, causing it to explode, he said.

The Allied Waste Services driver was shook up but not hurt. He was able to grab his lunch pail and jump out.

The truck was a total loss. The cause was listed as a mechanical problem.

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