Truck in trouble on Hwy. 371

This photo of a southbound truck on fire on Hwy. 371 between Dixie Inn and Cotton Valley Wednesday was taken by Jennifer Campbell.

District 7 Fire Chief Austin Jones said his crews responded to the call around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and had the flames extinguished by 3:45.

“It wasn’t a dump truck but what is called a roll-on dumpster,” Jones said. “The truck drops off the dumpster and then rolls it back on the truck.”

Jones said the truck was carrying mainly cardboard and plastics. Cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“It’s tough to put out a dumpster fire,” Jones said. “All we could do was dump water into it until it went out. We dumped all the contents out of the trailer and onto the highway, put it out and then loaded it back into the dumpster to haul it off.”

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