Garbage truck catches fire on US-59 near Elwood Junction

Witnesses say the truck was on fire, pulled over and became fully involved
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NEWTON, COUNTY, Mo. — About 1:30 p.m. Friday reports along US-59 near Elwood Junction a garbage truck that was showing fire.

Neosho Rural Fire, Newton County Ambulance and Newton County Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

The truck was traveling south on US-59.

Witnesses tell us traffic was limited at first and then came to a complete stop as the garbage truck pulled over became fully involved.

No reports of injuries.

M&M Wrecker were summoned to remove the WCA Garbage truck.

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