Trash truck catches fire at Dixie Inn business

Photo by Johnathan Nash

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Fire District 7 and Minden Fire Department responded to a trash truck fire at a truck stop in Dixie Inn Wednesday.

Minden Fire Chief Brian Williams was first on the scene at around 11:30 a.m.

“The fire was in the ‘hopper’ of the truck,” Williams said. “District 7 and Minden Engine 1 arrived at the same time and started putting out the fire. They had it knocked down in probably 10 minutes.”

It took approximately another 20 minutes to extinguish the fire completely.

“Then we turned over the truck to Republic (Services), and they brought a mechanic on scene to see how they were going to get the trash off the truck,” said the chief.

Williams said there was a tanker truck several yards away, but the trash truck was not close enough to be a cause of concern.

Cause of the fire is undetermined.