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Garbage truck troubles

By DALE FEEHRER, Correspondent | May 18, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 052320100

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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