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Fire inside garbage truck causes driver to dump load

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Source: Benjamin Womack Source: Benjamin Womack
Source: Benjamin Womack Source: Benjamin Womack
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

An Aliied Waste truck caught on fire this afternoon.

It happened across from Longview City Hall on the 300 block of Cotton Street around 3:30.

A viewer caught the incident with his cell phone camera.

The truck driver said he suspected his truck was on fire a few blocks from where he pulled over. The truck's load of trash was burning, so the driver dumped it in a parking lot. Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary said it's standard practice to do so if that situation arises.

They called 911 and the Longview Fire Department extinguished the fire before it spread. There was minimum damage to the truck.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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