A council garbage truck caught fire on Wednesday night.
A council garbage truck caught fire on Wednesday night. Keith Gibson

PICTURES: Council garbage truck destroyed in blaze

FIREFIGHTERS cannot confirm the cause of a blaze which destroyed a council garbage truck on Wednesday night.

Two urban and three rural fire crews were called to the Fraser Coast Recycling Centre at Maryborough Hervey Bay Rd and Nikenbah Dundowran Rd about 8pm.

A Hervey Bay garbage truck which caught on fire in Nikenbah.
A Hervey Bay garbage truck which caught on fire in Nikenbah. Keith Gibson

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the fire, in the back of a garbage truck, was well alight when crews arrived.

The spokesman confirmed the truck had to be driven to a clear space to dump its contents to fully put out the fire.

A Hervey Bay garbage truck which caught on fire in Nikenbah.
A Hervey Bay garbage truck which caught on fire in Nikenbah. Keith Gibson

The blaze was put out by 9.15pm and crews left the situation with council at 10.10pm.

A Fraser Coast Regional Council spokesman said firies speculated a number of things could have caused the fire.