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‘It looked like a bomb just went off’ truck explosion shocks, scares neighbors

Posted at 2:14 PM, May 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-05 14:14:30-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A First Choice Quality Services truck burst into flames in the middle of South Gillfield Drive in Petersburg Tuesday morning. A contractor stepped out of his truck, walked to the back of a house to do some work and that is when his truck exploded, a witness said.

"I heard it, it sounded like gunshots at first, I was thinking who is outside shooting in our neighborhood?" neighbor NeiCarletha Mora said. "I grabbed my phone and called 9-1-1."

Mora said she was concerned about her neighbors when she heard the explosion.

"It looked like a bomb just went off, all you could see was black smoke, that's all you could see," she said.

The cause of the explosion remained under investigation. No one was injured.