Hillsborough SWAT vehicle loaded with ammo catches fire, ammo fires

Hillsborough SWAT vehicle loaded with ammo catches fire, ammo fires

A Hillsborough County SWAT vehicle caught fire in Riverview on Thursday.

It is loaded with approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition. The ammo began to fire, but only inside the vehicle.

The truck was on the way to Shields Middle School for the Great American Teach-In when two deputies inside the truck noticed smoke coming from the generator.

They pulled over and used fire extinguishers to put the fire out.

They were able to put the flames out, but it caught fire again.

It happened near U.S. 301 and Balm Road.

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