On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at approximately 8:38 a.m., Goldsboro Fire Department units responded to a vehicle fire endangering a structure at 415 N. Spence Ave. Fire units arrived at 8:44 a.m. to find a City of Goldsboro frontload dump master sanitation truck on fire and extending to the Cobblestone Shopping Center on the south side and the Sedgefield Apartments on the north side. Upon arrival, firefighters protected the exposures on the north and south sides and attacked the source of the fire.
To fully extinguish the fire, it was necessary to empty the contents of the truck on site. Goldsboro Public Works personnel provided invaluable assistance with this, in addition to their technical expertise on the vehicle.
The incident required four fire apparatus and a command unit for a total of 14 fire personnel on scene. The Goldsboro Public Works Department, Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County EMS also responded. The Wayne County Office of Emergency Management and Duke Energy were also requested for assistance.
The damages are estimated to be $110,000 to the truck, $10,000 to the Sedgefield Apartments, and $60,500 to the Cobblestone Shopping Center and contents. The fire originated in the engine compartment due to a possible mechanical failure.
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