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Garbage Truck Destroyed In Fire

Larchwood, Iowa — A garbage truck was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 near Larchwood.
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According to Larchwood Fire Chief Damon Langenhorst, about 8:55 AM, the Larchwood Fire Department was called to the report of a garbage truck on fire at 1448 Adams Avenue, seven miles west of Larchwood on A18.

The chief says the fire department saw a fully engulfed garbage truck in the driveway as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire.

The truck was owned by Denny’s Sanitation in Rock Rapids, according to Denny’s staff.

Langenhorst reports that there were no injuries to people, pets, or livestock.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Chief Langenhorst reports that while the garbage truck was totaled, there was no damage to any structures, and somewhat surprisingly, no grass fire as a result of the truck fire. He says they used between 500 and 750 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene twenty five to thirty minutes.

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