Truck burns in Phoenix neighborhood, police looking for owner

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PHOENIX -- Police are trying to find the owner of a pickup truck that went up in flames in the middle of a Central Phoenix neighborhood.

Witness heard "boom"

It happened at about 9:30 Monday night near Seventh and Turney avenues

According to firefighters, flames were shooting from the engine compartment and cab of the truck when they arrived on the scene.

Pam Pawlowski lives in the area and was out for a walk when she saw the fire.

"We heard people screaming, 'Get out of here! Get out of here!" Pawlowski said. "We kept looking for what house it was coming from, and then we walked about halfway down the block and we heard a big boom. We thought it was a transformer."

The truck was parked in front of a home, but nobody was inside at the time.