Firefighters extinguish garbage truck blaze at Merewether

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

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