Trash truck dumps load in street after fire

Trash Fire

TOPEKA, Kansas – A truck load of trash didn’t make it to the landfill as planned this morning in Topeka.

That’s because the driver of a Shawnee County refuse truck was forced to dump the load of trash on the road after he was alerted by another motorist that the load of trash he was hauling was on fire.

Firefighters from the Shawnee Heights Fire District responded to put out the trash fire after it was dumped on the street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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