Emergency services responded to a garbage truck which had caught fire on the streets of Merewether on Tuesday morning.
Fire and Rescue crews from Merewether rushed to the scene on Rowan Crescent, where they found a recycling truck, which was going about its duty, well alight.
The quick thinking operators of the heavy vehicle managed to unload the rubbish allowing crews to extinguish the blaze.
A backhoe was also brought in to assist with spreading the heaped pile so that firefighters were able to ensure everything was out.
Image: Fire and Rescue Merewether