Firefighters Fighting Prolonged Garbage Truck Fire on Weiler Rd Near Oakton St (IL-83), Unincorporated Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect


Police and firefighter/paramedics from Mount Prospect responded about 11:06 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 to a report of a garbage truck fire at 117 Weiler Road in unincorporated Arlington Heights near Mount Prospect’s south side. Firefighters received a report from the driver that there is “natural gas” on the truck, and that there was a failure in an attempt to dump the burning load from the truck.

A second engine was dispatched at 11:26 a.m. to assist first due crews.

The National Weather Service Office at O’Hare International Airport reported Winds from the Southeast at 12 MPH at 10:51 a.m.

Additional weather data 10:51 a.m.
Wind: SE 12 Visibility 4.00 Fog/Mist OVC006
Air Temperature 47°F
Dew Point 43°F
Relative Humidity 86%
Wind Chill 42°F
Air Pressure Altimeter 29.96
Air Pressure Sea Level 1015.0 mb

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


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