Update: Dumpster fire is out and roadway has been cleared

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Update
Walton County Fire Rescue report that the fire is out, the load has been reloaded into the dumpster and the roadway has been cleared.
Update
Crews with WCFR have emptied the dumpster to check for hotspots.
WCSR crews check for hotspots after dumpster fire on Highway 78 at Mount Vernon Road on Oct. 15, 2019. Contributed photo
Initial Story
Crews are on the scene of a dumpster fire on Highway 78 eastbound at Mount Vernon Road in Walton County.
“It’s completely full of garbage. Crews are on scene, Hwy 78 is down to one lane eastbound at Mount Vernon Road,” Walton County Assistant Fire Chief Craig League said.
Dumpster Fire on side of Highway 78 on Oct. 15, 2019. Contributed photo
League said the trash from the dumpster is likely going to have to be removed to ensure that the fire has been completely extinguished.
Dumpster Fire on side of Highway 78 on Oct. 15, 2019. Contributed photo

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