A Richland taco truck was serving food when it burst into flames

Two employees and a customer escaped from a fire that destroyed a Richland taco truck late Monday.

The two employees at the Wild Taco on Wellsian Way across from the Fred Meyer were still serving just before the blaze erupted, said Richland Fire Capt. Joe Derousie.

They called firefighters, who found the truck fully involved and the fire threatening a nearby car.

They were able to protect the car and quickly put out the fire, but the truck was destroyed.

Firefighters are still trying to figure out how it started.

The owners of the truck have not said what’s next for their business. They operate a second truck at 6197 W. Van Giesen St.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.