POMPANO BEACH — Arson is suspected in an early morning fire that engulfed three garbage trucks and burned seven others in Pompano Beach, the city said Sunday.

The blaze broke out at around 3 a.m. at the Waste Pro plant at 3101 NW 16 Terrace. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue was able to extinguish the flames, but the trucks could not be salvaged.

All 10 trucks — valued at $380,000 each — were “a total loss,” said city spokeswoman Sandra King.

Damage estimates could range up to nearly $4 million, King said.

The state fire marshal and the Pompano Beach fire marshal are working to determine the cause of the fire. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies, Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue and employees of Waste Pro at the scene of a fire there on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Nearly a dozen garbage trucks were damaged, the city said Sunday. (Joe Cavaretta / South Florida Sun Sentinel)