Garbage truck catches fire on I-81, dumps burning load in Dupont parking lot

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DUPONT, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — Crews in Luzerne County worked to put out a garbage fire in Dupont Friday afternoon.

The Avoca Fire Department, along with Duryea and Dupont Fire Departments, were alerted to a garbage truck on fire traveling down I-81 south. The truck exited the interstate and found an empty parking lot to dump the burning load onto.

The departments were able to quickly extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported.

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