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Massive pile of garbage dumped on local middle school parking lot

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(KMOV.com) – Students and parents of a south city middle school woke up to see a large pile of garbage dumped on the parking lot.

The mound was dumped by truck after some of the trash in the back was on fire. The trash had to be discarded so firefighters could put out the flame.

“He looked there and he didn't see any kids around, it looked safe,” said St. Louis Director of Operations Todd Waelterman. “They immediately called the fire department so they could get the emergency response on its way to take care of the fire and area.”

Two hours after the fire, a crew came to the scene to clean up. Officials say the quick thinking of the trash truck driver prevented the $250,000 truck from catching fire.

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