Fire destroys trash truck

Published 8:16 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A fire on Tuesday morning destroyed a Suffolk Public Works trash truck.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded to the call in the 200 block of Jonathans Way. The call was received at 11:36 a.m., and the first units arrived at 11:45 a.m.

Firefighters found the truck fully engulfed in flames, according to a city press release. Two passenger vehicles parked in a nearby driveway, as well as an adjacent residence, also sustained heat damage as a result of the fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire on site, and the truck was transported to the Regional Landfill to offload the remaining debris, where crews ensured it was fully extinguished. There were no injuries.

The Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the cause of the fire.

Suffolk Police provided traffic control and the roadway in the immediate area was closed for an extended period of time during the response.