Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

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.
TAGS: Trucks
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.