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Owner of pickup found burning in rural Oceano is sought

Authorities are looking for the owner of a pickup that was found engulfed in flames in a rural area of Oceano on Sunday morning.

About 6:25 a.m., Five Cites Fire Authority and Cal Fire responded to a farming access road just off Halcyon Road, south of Highway 1, according to a news release.

Crews arrived to find an older-model Dodge pickup and the contents of the truck bed burning.

A number of small “explosion-like” flare-ups from the contents of the vehicle caused the fire to spread to a small patch of nearby vegetation, but it was quickly doused, according to the release.

As of 2 p.m., the contents of the truck bed had not been identified, and the owner of the truck has not been found, according to a Cal Fire dispatch.

The CHP also responded to the site about 30 minutes after the initial fire response.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Video of the fire can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fivecitiesfire/sets/72157638248548456/.

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