Is this the dump truck that started the Sandalwood fire in Calimesa ?

Numerous KFI listeners have made us aware of this video taken and posted on Facebook by Shawn M Melvin.

Could this be the dump truck that caught fire and started the Sandalwood fire in Calimesa ?

Here is what we know from the San Bernardino Sun :

Riverside County sheriff’s and Cal Fire arson investigators are trying to determine whether a crime occurred when a CC&R trash crew jettisoned burning garbage from their truck that resulted in the wind-driven Sandalwood fire Thursday that destroyed 76 structures in a Calimesa mobile home park and killed one person....Authorities pointed out that it’s not unusual for the garbage in trucks to catch fire and for the crews to unload the burning trash. There was a red flag warning for high winds at the time — about 2 p.m. Thursday — that the crew jettisoned its load, Cal Fire /Riverside County Fire Department Capt. Fernando Herrera said.

Shawn Melvin was driving behind a similar dump truck that appears to be carrying a load of burning trash. He recorded the incident and posted the video to Facebook.

Shawn will be joining John & Ken today to discuss what he saw.

Read the latest from the SB Sun on the Sandalwood fire here.

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