Garbage truck troubles
By DALE FEEHRER, Correspondent | May 18, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 052320100
Photo by Dale FeehrerRepublic Services garbage truck
Photo by Dale FeehrerThe crew from Rheems early into the incident
Photo by Dale FeehrerThe crew from Rheems soaking hot spots
Photo by Dale FeehrerRheems Engine 702 2009 KME (1500/750/20)
Shortly before 1 pm on Monday afternoon crews were called to Mt. Joy Township for a vehicle fire. Arriving units discovered a large pile of garbage burning that was expelled out of the back of the truck. The garbage truck operator noticed the garbage burning and quickly pulled into a secluded parking lot of an apartment complex and smartly pushed the burning contents out of the truck. Members of the Rheems FD extinguished a majority of the pile, and one engine from Elizabethtown was called into assist with hot spots . Crews operated for about an hour before control was marked.
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