Firefighters extinguish a small fire inside a garbage truck last Thursday.

Firefighters extinguish a small fire inside a garbage truck last Thursday.

Garbage truck fire blocks traffic in South Surrey

152 Street near 21 Avenue was closed for an hour as the fire is extinguished

A fire in the bed of a garbage truck blocked traffic on a busy South Surrey thoroughfare last Thursday afternoon.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the truck as Surrey firefighters arrived to extinguish the small fire on 152 Street near 21 Avenue and relieve a Good Samaritan that had been directing traffic around the truck.

According to Surrey RCMP, which attended the scene to assist firefighters, cardboard in the truck caught fire. The cause is unknown.

North and southbound lanes on 152 Street were blocked off to traffic for an hour as the driver of the garbage truck was instructed to dump the contents of the truck onto the street so firefighters could completely extinguish the flames.

 

 

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