A Sturgeon Bay garbage truck driver had quite the surprise Tuesday morning when a fire broke out while he was on route. The garbage truck driver was on Florida Street between 7th and 8th Avenues when he noticed smoke coming out of its haul. The driver quickly dumped the contents onto the streets, allowing the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department to put out the fire. Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Director Mike Barker says it is not a common occurrence, but was told by fire department officials it has happened a few times before. He has a reminder to those who throw out their fire ashes in the trash.
No one was hurt in the incident and Barker praised the fire department and the garbage truck driver for their quick actions.