Police, ﬁreﬁghters and paramedics in Arlington Heights, Illinois, responded to a report of a truck ﬁre next to a house July 21, 2022.
They arrived to ﬁnd an aerial-lift tree truck on ﬁre in the backyard of a single-family residence, and an injured tree trimmer.
The ﬁre involved the truck cab and was quickly extinguished.
The injured tree trimmer was treated and transported to a nearby hospital by paramedics.
The worker had been aloft in the aerial-lift bucket removing branches from a large tree in the backyard when the truck caught on ﬁre.
The lift operator jumped out of the bucket and was injured in the fall, according to a Cardinal News and arlingtoncardinal.com report.