Smoldering garbage that ignited and threatened a collection truck was dumped by a lake in eastern Tuscaloosa County Tuesday morning, creating a soggy mess for crews to clean up.

Residents took to Facebook to talk and learn about the incident, which involved the near-full load of a Waste Management trash collection truck catching fire in the bin.

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(Lisa King on Facebook)
(Lisa King on Facebook)

To save the truck, the driver dumped their entire load of trash near a boat launch on Ski Lake, a 107-acre recreational body of water near the town of Lake View.

Residents on social media estimated the trash was dumped in a pile that was around 10 feet tall and 25 feet long.

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