Casella truck erupted in flames

AUBURN — West Street was closed to traffic late Wednesday afternoon as crews battled a trash truck on fire.

Local police and firefighters responded to West Street, near Hardscrabble Road, shortly after 4 p.m. Upon arrival, first responders found a Casella Waste Systems trash hauler engulfed in flames. The road was closed to traffic as crews worked quickly to get the fire under control and extinguished. Officials said there were no injuries reported.

Casella operates a recycling center at 15 Hardscrabble Road, about one half-mile from the location of Wednesday’s fire.

The Citizen Chronicle will be updating this story as more information becomes available.

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