In almost all cases, firefighters have to go out to the fire. But on Saturday, Langley City Fire and Rescue had the fire come to them.
A large Super Save disposal truck showed up at the front of the fire hall station with its load on fire, said City fire chief Rory Thompson.
“Paint on the side of the truck was beginning to blister from the heat,” he said.
Firefighters set up Tower One and applied water through the open top hatch to knock down the fire. The garbage truck was then moved to the rear of the station where it dumped its load so that firefighters could complete overhauling the debris.
Once it was safe, Super Save sent out a crew to clean up the soggy garbage.