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Garbage Truck Fire Extinguished (Photo) - 09/05/18

Vancouver Fire units were dispatched to the 101st block of NE 108th Avenue shortly after 1pm today for a report of a commercial vehicle fire. Crews arrived to find a Waste Connections recycling truck with smoke coming from the back where some of the collected material had caught fire. Access to the fire was delayed, as wiring to the controls used to open up the back of the truck had melted and were inoperable. A hole had to be cut into the side of the truck to allow access for firefighters to extinguish the fire with hoselines. A crew remained on scene with the Waste Connections truck to ensure the fire remained out until it could be towed to a secure location.