Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:35 AM Tuesday to a garbage truck fire at 1521 West Schaumburg Road Schaumburg, IL. First firefighters on the scene reported they were out with a truck fire. Police reported the front of the truck was showing heavy fire.
The garbage load was dumped in the parking lot to fully extinguish the fire, which occurred during 22 mph winds from the west, gusting to 30 mph.
Firefighters worked over an hour to extinguish the fire and overhaul the debris.
Schaumburg code enforcement officials responded to the scene to secure the health and safety factors related to the scene.
Schaumburg public works also supplied an end loader to assist firefighters with overhaul and cleanup.
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