David Bodamer, Executive Director, Content & User Engagement

May 12, 2015

1 Min Read
Indiana Town's Waste Trucks Destroyed in Fire

Three waste trucks were destroyed in a fire in Columbus, Ind. 

According to WISHTV.com:

"The Columbus Fire Department said a city employee found a trash packer truck on fire just after 5 p.m. Monday. When firefighters got to the garage, two vehicles were on fire. Shortly after, the fuel tank on the first vehicle exploded into flames, catching a third vehicle on fire."

The fire was contained about 20 minutes later, but the incident caused about $850,000 worth of damages, according to the WISHTVreport.

Despite the loss of the trucks, the city's collection services were not interrupted. 

According to The Republic:

While older trash packers being placed back into service may slow down sanitation routes, the fire will not result in any service delays for residents, according to city officials.

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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