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Garbage truck driver dumps load of trash on NW Portland street due to fire

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A garbage truck driver dumped a load of trash in the middle of a northwest Portland street due to a fire Wednesday.

A Waste Management spokesperson said the driver did exactly as he was trained to do in incidents like this. He pulled over, dumped the load and worked with firefighters to put out the fire.

The burning trash was dropped near Northwest 15th Avenue and Quimby Street.

There were no reports of injuries or damage to nearby businesses.

Firefighters are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Waste Management reported the fire started from someone tossing flammable materials into a garbage container. The company called on people to keep flammable materials, especially hot coals from a grill, out of the garbage.  

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