The contents of a paper recycling service truck caught on fire while on school property this morning. Central Jackson County Fire Department responded to a fire in the storage area of a truck that was picking up recycling materials in the northwest parking lot of South Middle School this morning. The contents of the truck were emptied onsite and extinguished, before being placed back into the truck and hauled off.
There were no injuries and no reported property damage to district property. The fire did not interfere with school operation. Students and parents entering neighboring Stony Point Elementary School may have observed the fire and cleanup as they arrived to school to begin their day.
Fire personnel remained on the scene for about an hour.