Garbage truck snags power line in Kingsport, catches fire

Rain Smith • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:00 AM

An Allied Waste Service garbage truck snagged a line behind the Green Acres Shopping Center on North Eastman Road, catching fire in the process.

The incident occurred about 7:30 a.m. According to Steve Bradford, Deputy Chief of the Kingsport Fire Department, the garbage compactor caught the power line when it's dumpster was raised. The live wire then ignited waste that was already inside.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. CLICK THE BOX below for a video report.

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