Trash truck catches fire, slams into home in Monterey Park

A trash truck caught fire, rolled down a hill and crashed into the front yard of a home in Monterey Park on Monday.

No one was hurt in the incident that was reported about 10:40 a.m. near South Abajo Drive and West Verde Vista Drive, a Verdugo fire dispatcher said.

The truck was engulfed in flames and stopped on the road, before it rolled down a hill, hit a car parked on the street and crashed into the front yard of a home, a witness who shot video.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. The truck appeared to be carrying tree trimmings or other vegetation.

CNS contributed to this story.