LAFAYETTE -- Emergency crews responded Tuesday morning after a dump truck hauling dirt overturned down a hillside, sparking a small fire, authorities said.
The truck apparently went down a hill off Camellia Lane about 11 a.m., said Lafayette police Sgt. Howard Shiells.
The truck's brakes apparently failed, and the driver ran into an embankment then overturned down the hill about 15-20 feet.
The driver was not injured, Shiells said. A small fire was put out quickly, and the only damage reported was to the truck.
The roadway was closed for several hours to remove debris blocking the roadway, police said, and residents were asked to avoid the area.
For additional information, Camellia Lane residents can use the police department tip line at 94549Tip@gmail.com.