Columbus firefighters went to work Thursday afternoon after the driver of a trash truck noticed smoke coming from his vehicle.
Capt. Mike Wilson, CFD spokesman, says that at approximately 1:39 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of IUPUC. The call came after a Best Way Disposal truck driver noticed smoke billowing from his trash compactor truck. According to firefighters at the scene, the quick thinking truck operator pulled into a vacant portion of the IUPUC parking lot, where he dumped the burning contents.
Firefighters from station #2, located less than 100 yards from the scene, arrived to find a large pile of burning trash. Firefighters doused the garbage from a nearby fire hydrant.
Wilson says that a representative of Best Way Disposal advised that the debris would be removed by one of their teams.
No one was hurt.