Trash catches fire on garbage truck

Firefighters told the driver to dump the trash along the road since it was the only way they could spray it down with water and avoid a massive fire.

January 19, 2012 10:28:55 AM PST
A trash truck driver dumped his load of burning garbage all over the Gulf Freeway feeder road.

The driver noticed smoke billowing out of the back of his truck just before 3am. He pulled over and firefighters advised him to dump his load along the feeder road near Telephone. It was the only way they could spray that garbage down with water to avoid a massive fire.

Once it was sprayed down, it took at least 2 ½ hours to clean all that trash up.