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Trash Truck Fire On I-270 In Bethesda

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 8/6/2014, 9:45am  ET

Photo via TrafficLand.comA trash truck fire Wednesday morning on southbound I-270 at Old Georgetown Road led to the closure of a few highway lanes.

Firefighters responded to the scene at about 9:40 a.m. The truck, stopped in the far right shoulder, appeared on traffic cameras just in front of a large pile of debris that was on fire.

According to MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer, the trash truck operator dumped the trash that was on fire inside the truck.

The incident now has just the far right lane closed. Firefighters quickly put out most of the blaze and checked for fire inside the trash truck.

Photo via TrafficLand.com