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News: Crews respond to city vehicle fire in Wauwatosa

by | Feb 11, 2022 | News

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI — A city garbage truck caught fire Thursday in Wauwatosa due to an improper disposal of hazardous waste, according to FOX6 Milwaukee.

Wauwatosa Fire Department said crews responded to the scene along a waste collection route.

Authorities said the driver of the truck smelled smoke and immediately rushed to a safe area to dispose of the vehicle’s load.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames, and no injuries or vehicle damage were reported.

The event prompted a message from the department reminding the public not to discard “combustible items, hazardous waste or hot items like fireplace ashes” into their garbage containers.

No further details have been shared regarding the exact time and location of the incident.

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