Garbage truck fire in Charlie Lake

CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – Firefighters in Charlie Lake responded to a garbage truck that caught fire earlier today.

Dan Ross, Fire Chief with the Charlie Lake Fire Department says the exact cause isn’t known but it could be many different things.

“Something caused the fire in the back of the truck to combust and catch fire. No idea what it is. Could be anything from smoking materials to a couple chemicals getting mixed in there, to just wet grass heating up and catching fire.”

Ross says the driver was unharmed. As soon as he saw the smoke, he stopped the truck, got out and called 911.

Ross said they moved the truck to the company’s yard after they had cooled it off. There were minor traffic delays in the area.