Kingston: Trash Truck Fire in CVS Parking Lot

(Via Duxbury Fire on Twitter)

(Photo Via Duxbury Fire Dept. on Twitter)


The Kingston and Duxbury fire departments are returning from an unusual fire this morning, Thursday, May 12.

“At about 7:20 this morning we had a report of a trash truck on fire at the CVS at 189 Summer Street,” Kingston Deputy Fire Chief Mark Douglas told WATD.

“When the companies initially arrived, they found a well-involved fire in the trash compartment behind the cab. We had the operator open up the back gate of the truck, put some water in there to cool it down a little, and then we dumped the entire load of trash in the parking lot and proceeded to extinguish the fire and overhaul the trash.”

Deputy Chief Douglas says the fire departments’ work is done, but the scene wasn’t immediately completely cleared.

“The investigation is complete as far as we’re concerned. It will be left to the environmental folks now to make sure the cleanup is done properly … the environmental issues probably will take the remainder of the day to clean up, and then everything should be back to normal there by evening,” said Deputy Chief Douglas.

The environmental issues Douglass references stem from the fact that the fire department had to empty the rubbish from the truck, which was close to a storm drain.

The owner of the trash truck is based out of New Bedford and is paying for the cleanup, which is underway Thursday afternoon.

No one was injured in the fire.


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(Photo credit: John Sheehan / Kingston Fire Dept.)


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(Photo credit: John Sheehan / Kingston Fire Dept.)


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(Photo Via Duxbury Fire Dept. on Twitter)


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(Photo Via Duxbury Fire Dept. on Twitter)


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