Bartlett garbage truck destroyed by chlorine - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bartlett garbage truck destroyed by chlorine

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BARTLETT, TN (WMC) -

City of Bartlett is down a garbage truck after a chemical spill sent the truck up in smoke.

The city said someone poured chlorine in their garbage bin Tuesday. When that bin was dumped into the truck, it caused a chemical reaction.

The chlorine eventually totaled the city's garbage truck.

The city posted a video to their Facebook of a firefighter hosing down the garbage as it spilled out of the truck.

The city hopes this will come as a warning for people to watch what they throw away, as it will now have to pay for a new truck.

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