Garbage Truck Fire and Explosion by Randhurst and Home Depot on Kensington

Mount Prospect Fire Department fighting a garbage truck fire with explosion an Kensington between Rand Road and Wheeling. The garbage truck was fully-involved with a report of fire blowing across Kensington. Prospect Heights Fire Department assisted Mount Prospect Fire Department. No injuries reported. The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes. The fire was reported out about 30 minutes later.

Firefighters checked the Home Depot building to make sure the heat and fire from the garbage truck did not ignite the Home Depot contents or structure.

Kensington Road was blocked for a prolonged period and traffic was diverted through the Randhurst Mall shopping center parking lot and drives.