Columbia Fire and Rescue respond to reports of a garbage truck on fire that resulted in a road closure.


According to Columbia Fire and Rescue their units was dispatched to reports of a garbage truck on fire on Tuesday.

The Columbia Fire and Rescue released the following statement regarding the incident:

"CFR would like to acknowledge Public Works Driver Nicholas Alderson for his quick thinking this morning! 

Driver Alderson was able to get his garbage truck to a safe location and remove the burning material without causing damage. 

Due to this fire Ridley Park Rd will be shut down temporarily for cleanup. •••Please stay clear of this area••• #SafetyFirst #BePrepared."

Following the statement by the department crews safely extinguished the fire along with clearing the road that was opened back up.

Photo Credit:  Columbia Fire and Rescue.