Grove Ave. Closed Monday Afternoon After Garbage Truck Fire

Mutual aid responded to the scene as firefighters battled hydrant problems.

The garbage truck that caught fire on Grove Ave. (Wilmington Police Photo)
The garbage truck that caught fire on Grove Ave. (Wilmington Police Photo)
Wilmington firefighters responded to Grove Ave. just before 1:30 p.m. on Monday when a garbage truck caught fire.

The truck became fully involved, and a pole in the area was damaged as well. Wilmington Police said just after 1:30 p.m. that Grove Ave. was closed to traffic area due to the incident.

Scanner reports indicated that mutual aid from Tewksbury was called to the fire, and crews were struggling with hydrant issues.

Flames were knocked within about 10 minutes. Reading Municipal Light Department was called to the scene due to the damaged pole, and firefighters also requested the Water Department to the scene.

The road remained closed until later in the day. At 6:30 p.m., police alerted residents that the road remained open with slight delays as equipment was repaired and removed.
Jo1 June 02, 2014 at 01:57 PM
Where on grove ave?
Matt Schooley June 02, 2014 at 02:11 PM
The fire was in the area of 130 Grove Ave.
Jo1 June 02, 2014 at 02:13 PM


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