President Street Garbage Truck Fire

People on President Street got quite a scare yesterday when something in the garbage truck caught fire. The crew noticed the fire driving down the street. They stopped and immediately dumped the load.

Firefighters put the blaze out in a few minutes, but it took a while to clean it up and get traffic flowing again.

Fire officials think hot embers from a fireplace thrown in the trash were probably the cause.

Reported by: WTOC staff