Hot garbage: Truck dumps trash in south Austin parking lot after fire

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin firefighters had to put out a pile of trash in a south Austin parking lot Wednesday morning.

A tweet at 6:36 a.m. by AFD said a garbage truck had to dump its load in the 5300 block of Menchaca Road near Stassney Lane, specifically the Crockett Center shopping plaza, because of the fire. AFD said to expect traffic delays in the area as crews put the fire out and cool the trash down.

  • Austin Fire crews are putting out a trash fire in a parking lot near the intersection of Menchaca Road and Stassney Lane in south Austin. AFD reported the garbage truck had to dump the trash in the parking lot due to the fire around 6:30 a.m. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • Austin Fire crews are putting out a trash fire in a parking lot near the intersection of Menchaca Road and Stassney Lane in south Austin. AFD reported the garbage truck had to dump the trash in the parking lot due to the fire around 6:30 a.m. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • Austin Fire crews are putting out a trash fire in a parking lot near the intersection of Menchaca Road and Stassney Lane in south Austin. AFD reported the garbage truck had to dump the trash in the parking lot due to the fire around 6:30 a.m. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • Austin Fire crews are putting out a trash fire in a parking lot near the intersection of Menchaca Road and Stassney Lane in south Austin. AFD reported the garbage truck had to dump the trash in the parking lot due to the fire around 6:30 a.m. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

We will update this story once more information becomes available.

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