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Garbage Fire North Lincoln Sanitary

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire inside a compactor truck behind the main office of North Lincoln Sanitary Service Monday evening.

Fire personnel secured the area and extinguished a reported chemical fire inside trash collected from people’s homes.

North Lincoln Sanitary Service staff said the suspected cause of the fire was a lithium ion battery but an official determination has not been made.

Below is a list of a few of the most commonly seen sources of chemical fires not to throw out in your garbage:

  1. Azides: These can be very dangerous when mixed with heavy chemicals such as lead or copper. They degrade quickly when exposed to heat, giving them explosive potential.
  2. Ether: A very common, highly flammable and potentially explosive compound found in anesthetics, refrigerants, and alcohol. Ethers have low flash points, below 73 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning it doesn’t take much heat to set them off.
  3. Gasoline: Gasoline is a mixture of approximately 150 different chemicals, many of them flammable. This makes gasoline vapors extremely dangerous when close to heat sources. Gasoline is incredibly volatile and explosive.
  4. Glycerol: This chemical has widespread use in pharmaceuticals and is combustible at about 140 degrees F.
  5. Petroleum: At the base of gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and really every other oil product lies petroleum. Depending on the product the petroleum is used in, the volatility may vary, but care should be taken when handling any petroleum product.


Justin Werner
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, tech support, beat reporter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast. I have a passion for telling people's stories and keeping my fellow citizens informed.

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  1. QUESTION? how is it possible that only LGBTQ tourists and locals in Lincoln city get terrorised and police don’t push hate crimes against these abusers/bullys. For instance just last summer a gay couple was harassed by some locals who probably never face any charges and there was another incident in Lincoln city were a elderly gay disabled man was harassed and terrorised for 18 months by a known Lincoln city thug and he was never charged with a hate crime this thug even called this man’s friend the NWord .and this elderly gay man is still being harassed to this day by this man’s friends and all ready there’s new police reports of homophobic names and the police say its freedom of speech to call people racist names and that includes homophobic comments. Why???

  2. I don’t know the exact cause of the fire, but it might support an argument
    that some “adults” shouldn’t be without supervision at all times.
    Luckily no one was injured .


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