Garbage pile catches fire
Daryn Slover/Sun Journal
A truck hauling Massachusetts garbage into Maine caught fire and dumped its burning contents alongside the Maine Turnpike in Lewiston on Saturday. Lewiston firefighters responded to Mile 83 just after 7 a.m. and tried to put out the fire as the demolition debris burned inside the truck's trailer, said Capt. Victor Gaudreau. "There was a lot of fire in that truck initially," Gaudreau said. The garbage was dumped out after firefighters from Lewiston and Sabattus could not get access to the fire. Lewiston Fire Inspector Paul Ouellette said remains from a previous house fire were mixed in with the debris and he believed those remains re-ignited and caused the fire. The truck was moving demolition waste to the Pine Tree Landfill in Hampden.