Trash truck catches fire, dumps load near Lambert

Trash truck catches fire, dumps load near Lambert

Trash truck catches fire, dumps load near Lambert

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:18 AM

N Lindbergh Blvd & Interstate 70 Bridgeton, MO 63044

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BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Firefighters responded to the scene of a trash truck fire along an Interstate 70 outer road near North Lindbergh Monday.

According to authorities, around 11:20 a.m., the driver of the truck was alerted by a passerby that the contents of his truck was smoking. The driver then pulled off the road.

In an effort to keep the truck from catching fire, the truck’s load was dumped onto a lot, just off an outer roadway not far from Lambert Airport.

Fire crews arrived on the scene around 11:30 p.m. and were able to put out the fire.

Bridgeton officials said the dump truck ran on natural gas power, so the scene was very dangerous. During the fire, North Lindbergh had to be closed along with the ramp from North Lindbergh onto southbound I-70. All roadways have since reopened.

Authorities did not say if the truck suffered any major damage. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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