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JUST IN: Beauregard Street partially closed after garbage truck catches on fire

(Updated 1:25 p.m.) Southbound drivers on Beauregard Street were forced to find a detour around noon today (Friday) after a burning garbage truck closed southbound lanes at the intersection with Roanoke Avenue.

The southbound lanes were closed at the intersection. Southbound lanes reopened around 1:25 p.m.

Garbage truck fires are known to happen, but AFD Senior Public Information Officer Raytevia Evans said it’s still a pretty uncommon occurrence.

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James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story. Map via Google Maps