Sunday, January 3, 2021

Garbage Truck Fire - 9191 E. San Salvador Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85258 - City of Scottsdale North Corporate Yard

Working garbage truck fire reported at the City of Scottsdale North Corporate Yard property at 9191 East San Salvador Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Multiple garbage trucks are on fire, according to fire department officials.

Units responding, staged or on scene include: E204 E272 E603 E604 E605 E606 M-601 C957N HM272 L608 BC2 BC601 BC602 FI601 SCTP02 SWG000 U29.

[Update: 5:04 AM MST] Scottsdale and Phoenix Fire Department are on the scene at the City of Scottsdale North Corporate yard. Upon arrival we found multiple approximately six trash trucks that run on compressed natural gas on fire with fire damage to another four trucks . Total of 10 trash trucks are effected. Crews operated in a defensive strategy protecting other trash trucks. The main gas lines have been secured and fire is under control. Hazardous Materials team is doing air monitoring and confirming no leaks from any other tanks on the trash trucks. There is no other info at this time, according to Danny Ables, Battalion Chief 602 C Shift with the Scottsdale Fire Department.

The City of Scottsdale Solid Waste Department currently operates 23 CNG fueled solid waste trucks and expects to increase that number to 43 trucks in the future, according to a 2019 City Council Report. [Document]