Trash Truck Catches Fire at Madras Transfer Station

A truck full of trash caught fire at the Madras Transfer station early Thursday morning.

The Jefferson County Fire Chief tells Central Oregon Daily the trailer was loaded and ready to leave, when employees noticed smoke and flames at about 12:40 a.m.

After initial attempts to put out the flames, a wrecking yard brought in an excavator to unload the trailer and spread out the trash so fire crews could make sure it was all the way out.

The cause is under investigation to determine whether it was accidental or intentionally set.

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