ECUA Sanitation Truck Goes Up In Flames

May 18, 2016

An ECUA sanitation truck was heavily damaged by fire Monday morning on Neal Road, near Hillock Drive in Cantonment. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. There were no injuries reported. Reader submitted photos for, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “ECUA Sanitation Truck Goes Up In Flames”

  1. JeepDude on May 19th, 2016 7:02 pm

    A CNG truck should have a diamond shaped blue reflective decal on it thst reads CNG . These are located on all four sides including the front bumper. Dont see this decal in any of the photos.

  2. Well on May 18th, 2016 9:26 pm

    Glad the driver was okay.

    Gives new meaning to GARBAGE truck.

  3. Bill on May 18th, 2016 5:56 pm

    As long as the driver was/is safe and not hurt…..

  4. Vulcanrider on May 18th, 2016 12:49 pm

    “Often wonder if CNG trucks will blow up if there is a fire”

    Yes, yes they will. Link has 3 examples.

  5. David Huie Green on May 18th, 2016 11:18 am

    “Often wonder if CNG trucks will blow up if there is a fireā€¦..”

    A pressure release valve releases the natural gas before that happens.
    I have seen a film showing the tanks set in a bonfire, the gas is gone too quickly to ignite.

    Compressed natural gas is much safer than gasoline, diesel or propane.

    David for safety

  6. William on May 18th, 2016 11:09 am

    We learned this morning that it was an old diesel truck…one of the oldest in the fleet used as a “sub”.

  7. chris on May 18th, 2016 10:04 am

    Would not a CNG flame appear more blue than orange?

  8. Jane on May 18th, 2016 5:13 am

    Is it a garbage truck or a recycling truck? CNG or Diesel? Often wonder if CNG trucks will blow up if there is a fire…..

  9. Mike on May 18th, 2016 1:59 am

    Wow, this coulda went way worse! Glad the driver got out okay. Very curious to hear what the Fire Marshall’s investigation reveals.

    A hydraulic or fuel leak? Or something in the waste containment area? 2 different colors of smoke, an oily black, & a more chemical-looking lighter grayish smoke. Sometimes, like when a fuel line is broken, the fire can burn away whatever caused it, making a determination of cause difficult.

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