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By Karla Pomeroy
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City cautions residents about ashes after truck, dumpster fires this week

WORLAND — Fire and trash don’t mix, but every winter the City of Worland battle with dumpster and garbage truck fires, including two this week.

 

February 17, 2018



WORLAND — Fire and trash don’t mix, but every winter the City of Worland battle with dumpster and garbage truck fires, including two this week.

Worland Streets and Sanitation Supervisor Jeff Taylor said one of his drivers on Tuesday noticed smoke coming out of the top of the garbage truck “just like a chimney.” He said the driver stopped and with a fire extinguisher, was able to douse the fire. The driver then took the truck to the city shop and dumped the load on the ground so that the fire could be completely put out, before the trash load was loaded back into the garbage truck wi...



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