Fireworks cause Rumpke garbage truck fire in West Chester

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Unspent fireworks led to flames in West Chester Friday.Rumpke Waste and Recycling said one of their garbage trucks caught on fire at around 4 a.m. The fire happened on Tylersville Road.The driver was able to pull over and dump the garbage so the fire department could put out the flames.Rumpke is reminding everyone to make sure they properly dispose of their fireworks.“Placing flammable items in the trash or recycling places Rumpke employees, our facilities and the motoring public in harm’s way,” said Bridgett Biggs, safety manager, Rumpke. “While fireworks are accepted in our program, they should be soaked in water prior to disposal to prevent them from reigniting.”

Unspent fireworks led to flames in West Chester Friday.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling said one of their garbage trucks caught on fire at around 4 a.m. The fire happened on Tylersville Road.

The driver was able to pull over and dump the garbage so the fire department could put out the flames.

Rumpke is reminding everyone to make sure they properly dispose of their fireworks.

“Placing flammable items in the trash or recycling places Rumpke employees, our facilities and the motoring public in harm’s way,” said Bridgett Biggs, safety manager, Rumpke. “While fireworks are accepted in our program, they should be soaked in water prior to disposal to prevent them from reigniting.”



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