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Dump truck fire briefly shut down North Main Street

An Ashland Fire & Rescue firefighter extinguishes a dump truck fire on Wednesday morning on North Main Street. Ashland Fire & Rescue photo
October 18, 2023

Wednesday morning fire was put out in about 10 minutes; no injuries reported

A dump truck fire on North Main Street just south of the railroad overpass just after 7 a.m. Wednesday was extinguished in less than 10 minutes. Both lanes of the road were briefly closed.

A 911 call reporting a dump truck on fire at North Main and Schofields streets came in at 7:12 a.m., according to a city of Ashland news release. Ashland Fire & Rescue was on scene at 7:17 a.m.

The fire and response closed North Main Street in both directions during the morning commute, causing traffic congestion coming into and out of town.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. No one was hurt. 

An emergency alert warning people to avoid the area and take alternate routes in and out of townwas sent to all subscribers to the city’s Citizen Alert system. To sign up for alerts, go to the city’s website

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Source: City of Ashland news release. Email Ashland.news at news@ashland.news.

A screen capture from the PulsePoint application shows the location of the Wednesday morning dump truck fire on North Main Street at Schofield Street.
A screen capture from the web cam where North Main Street turns into Highway 199 shows traffic backed up at 8:40 a.m. The fire was at Schofield Street, to the right in this view through a fish-eye lens.
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