Rubbish in dump truck catches fire

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By Jessica Anstice

A garbage truck went up in flames in Berwick on Tuesday 29 September.

The recycling truck was parked on Melzak Way when its compact section engulfed in flames.

Six Country Fire Authority (CFA) crews from Berwick, Narre Warren and Beaconsfield brigades were called to the scene about 1pm.

Firefighters managed to get the fire under control by about 2pm and a stop was called at 3pm.

CFA said there was a possible issue with the truck where it was unable to dump its rubbish.

At the time, a smoke warning from VicEmergency was issued to people living in Berwick and Narre Warren.

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