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“Shred-It” Truck Catches Fire in Crystal City

by ARLnow.com July 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm 6,389 9 Comments

A “Shred-It” paper shredding truck caught fire in Crystal City early this afternoon.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which apparently started in the paper shredding machine within the truck. The shredded documents within the truck were doused with water, creating a sticky-looking mess but otherwise preventing the fire from spreading. No injuries were reported.

All northbound lanes of S. Eads Street were shut down between 18th Street and 20th Street while firefighters battled the flames. The road has since reopened.

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    Is that what happened to that tree from Clarendon park?

    • steve85

      Yep now its toilet paer to help the people who is crying about the tree

  • Matt B

    +1 for extra document distruction

  • samsonite

    Meanwhile, a “Burn-It” truck on Route 50 was completely shredded.

  • NOVApologist

    I heard this was just a publicity stunt for their new X-treme Document Destruction Service.

  • Tim

    Endless jokes …

    Someone REALLY didn’t want their documents to be found.

  • Veeta

    That truck passed me on Clarendon Blvd just before noon–I was on a bike–and I smelled burning paper, oops!

  • Cyrus

    That’s what I call a sticky situation

  • BoredHouseWife



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