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Garbage truck burns on Highway 89

Garbage truck burns on Highway 89

(Courtesy of Rhett Sheppard)


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HARRISVILLE — A garbage truck caught fire on U.S. Highway 89 at 800 North in Harrisville, according to Weber County dispatchers.

The driver was not in the vehicle at the time it caught on fire, and there are no reported injuries, dispatchers confirmed.

No structures were threatened as part of the incident, and the fire has been put out.

The right northbound lane was briefly blocked by the flaming garbage truck, but it was cleared by 8:30 a.m., according to the Utah Department of Transportation website.

GreenWood Charter School in Harrisville has canceled classes Thursday due to the fire, school officials said.

The kitchen manager at the school was inside when the garbage truck arrived to the area, and the kitchen manager noticed that the truck was on fire, officials said.

The manager told the truck driver they could dump the garbage out in the parking lot. The driver dumped the garbage out, but it continued burning. Classes have been canceled because the parking lot is inaccessible while crews clean up the garbage, officials said.


Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said the fire was located in Ogden. It has been corrected.

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