Garbage Truck’s Trash Load Catches Fire

By Monica Garske
|  Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013  |  Updated 3:04 PM PDT
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Garbage Truck’s Trash Load Catches Fire

NBC 7 San Diego

An aerial view of the small fire that erupted in a load of garbage as a trash truck traveled its route along a North Park neighborhood.

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A garbage truck dumped a large load of trash onto the middle of the street in a North Park neighborhood Tuesday after a small fire ignited in the trash load, officials said.

The incident happened around 11:15 a.m. at Texas Street and Howard Avenue.

Officials say that, for unknown reasons, a small fire sparked in the trash load as the driver was traveling down the road.

The driver was directed to dump the trash onto the street so firefighters could tackle the blaze. The fire was put out within minutes.

Smoke could be seen emanating from the pile of trash, which covered a large portion of the street.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the trash fire is under investigation.
 

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