Firefighters Battle Midday Trash And Truck Fire In Cantonment

June 8, 2015

Firefighters were called just before noon to battle a trash and truck fire in Cantonment.

The driver of a sanitation truck dumped his burning load near Muscogee Road and Nowak Road. Dumping the load appeared to have saved the truck, which was quickly extinguished.  A large amount of smoke was created by the burning trash pile, creating visibility problems for drivers in the area.

There were no injuries reported.

The Cantonment and Ensley stations of Escambia Fire Rescue responded to the fire, while the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to assist with traffic control due to smoke.

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3 Responses to “Firefighters Battle Midday Trash And Truck Fire In Cantonment”

  1. john sullivan on June 11th, 2015 6:46 am

    Make you wonder what started the fire! Glad know one was hurt!!

  2. Puddin on June 8th, 2015 8:47 pm

    Yikes! Good choice.

  3. paul on June 8th, 2015 12:25 pm

    Thumbs up on the good call to dump the load..

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