Texas Firefighters Respond to Trash Truck Fire

The first arriving engine encountered a trash truck with the front fully involved.


Just before noon of June 23, Carrollton, Texas Fire Department's E112 and E114 were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on President George Bush Turnpike at I-35.

The first crew encountered a trash truck with the front fully involved. A third engine -- E116 -- was requested due to size of vehicle, location and water supply issues.

Initial crews quickly knocked down the fire in the cab, while others worked on establishing a water supply from over the edge of the elevated roadway and across the service road. Rescue 112 was dispatched to assist with opening up the trash compactor portion of the truck. Battalion 111 was added to the incident due to the number of apparatus assigned.

Members of E116, R112, and B111 had just left the department's 2008 Safety, Health, and Survival Week training session hosted by Carrollton Fire Department's Safety and Training divisions along with Carrollton Fire Fighters Association L-2182.