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Kids help firefighters douse blaze after driver dumps load of flaming trash

Youngsters help Sacramento firefighters douse garbage fire

On Sunday, while finishing his route in Citrus Heights, a garbage truck driver had to think fast when he noticed his truck was on fire. He quickly found an open court he could use, emptied his truck, and called 911. Sacramento Metro Fire crews arr
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On Sunday, while finishing his route in Citrus Heights, a garbage truck driver had to think fast when he noticed his truck was on fire. He quickly found an open court he could use, emptied his truck, and called 911. Sacramento Metro Fire crews arr

A sanitation worker finishing his route Friday in Citrus Heights suddenly realized he had a problem.

His full load of trash had caught fire.

The quick-thinking driver pulled into a residential court and dumped the flaming trash, reported the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District on Facebook.

Yesterday, while finishing his route in Citrus Heights, a garbage truck driver had to think fast when he noticed his...

Posted by Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Firefighters responded to douse the blaze, then enlisted some children observing the excitement to lend a hand with finishing up.

“We couldn’t have done it without you guys,” firefighters wrote on Facebook.

One of the children described it as “the best day, EVER,” commented a woman on the post, calling it a “fun/crazy experience.”

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