By CBSLA Staff

COMPTOM (CBSLA) — A fiery pursuit unfolded overnight.

Police said the pursuit started in Orange County and ended in Compton at Central and Rosecrans avenues.

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It was there that authorities say the driver got out of the truck that was hauling a small boat in flames, and took off.

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Officers eventually caught up with the suspect who was placed under arrest.

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The California Highway Patrol says sparks from the truck caused the fire.