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Garbage Truck Catches Fire Near Falconer

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FALCONER — A portion of Route 380 near Falconer was closed to traffic after a garbage truck caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

Falconer firefighters were alerted to the vehicle fire around 4:30 p.m. Volunteers from Gerry also assisted.

The truck was reportedly hauling paper waste products, a portion of which were dumped onto the ground. It wasn’t clear if the truck itself caught fire or if the waste caught fire.

A person also reportedly fell from the truck, requiring EMS care.

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