Schaben Sanitation truck catches fire

Published: Aug. 10, 2018 at 5:12 PM CDT
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It was a scary moment for a Schaben Sanitation employee after his truck caught on fire at the Youth for Christ parking lot.

North Platte firefighters say the driver was in the process of collecting trash at the Youth for Christ on Bicentennial Avenue when he heard a bang.

The driver saw smoke coming from the back of his truck, pulled away from the facility and dumped his trash.

"If it's on a location it is kind of on the driver," said North Platte Fire Department Captain Ed Etherton. "A lot of drivers, if they are pulling a trailer, they will try to get it unhooked just to limit the amount of damage caused by the fire."

Fire crews were not able to determine the cause of the fire due to how badly the trash was burned.