Garbage Truck Catches Fire in Kohl's Parking Lot on Friday

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Above: The leftover mess from the garbage truck


Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 9 responded to a garbage truck on fire on Old Fort Parkway near Saint Andrews Drive just after 8:30 Friday morning.

The truck, an Allied Waste compactor truck full of cardboard, dumped the burning contents into the Kohl’s parking lot.


Ladder 9 crews extinguished the fire. According to Acting Shift Commander Thomas McAdoo, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

No one was injured during the incident.


MFRD crews were released and a cleanup crew and backhoe were called to mitigate the scene.

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