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Small Fire at a Garbage Truck in Ingersoll

Residents are being reminded to watch what they are putting in the garbage after a small fire inside a Waste Management truck in the Town of Ingersoll yesterday morning.

INGERSOLL - A small fire happened inside a garbage truck in the Town of Ingersoll yesterday. 

Manager of Transportation and Waste Management Services says the fire was put out quickly and did not cause any real damage. He says the fire was likely caused by improper waste in the garbage. 

"We do not know for certain, it is possible it could have been ashes from cigarette butts or a fire pit possibly, it also could have been caused by improperly disposed aerosol cans or even batteries." 

Gross says it is important to watch what you are putting in the garbage.

"Ashes from a fire pit or a charcoal BBQ need to be extinguished or cold, so maybe douse them in water before putting them in the garbage. Cigarette butts from ash trays, maybe dump them into an old coffee can and let them sit for awhile before putting them into the garbage to make sure they are fully extinguished." 

Gross says the fire was detected by the driver and he was able to extinguish pretty quickly. 

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