Garbage dumped after trash truck catches fire in WeHo
(photo by Edwin Folven)
The contents of a trash truck caught fire in West Hollywood at approximately 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, forcing the driver to dump the trash in the intersection of Lexington and Spaulding Avenues.
Sgt. Kevin Rasmussen, with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, said the driver called firefighters and sheriff’s deputies, who arrived at the scene shortly after the fire was reported. Firefighters extinguished the garbage, and there were no injuries or significant damage to the truck. Rasmussen said it is uncertain what caused the fire.
“It just started to smoke, so he dumped the trash,” Rasmussen said.
The surrounding intersections of Spaulding and Norton Avenues, Spaulding and Hampton Avenues, Lexington and Genesee Avenues, and Lexington and Curson Avenues were closed until approximately 11 a.m. while crews cleaned up the trash.