Fire crews who turned up to a vehicle fire were shocked to find six tonnes of rubbish blocking the road. A fire appliance had been driving behind a rubbish truck in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert at 4.40am on Friday morning when firefighters noticed it was on fire. The crew alerted the driver of the truck and got him to stop on the side of New North Rd before they went to work to try and extinguish the blaze. It was then decided the best way to fight the fire and minimise damage to the truck was to empty the six tonnes of trash onto the busy road. Once the blaze was out, a team of 10 workers arrived to start the gruelling task of getting rid of the mountain of garbage which blocked two lanes. The crew managed to pick up the six tonnes of rubbish by hand. It took three hours before the scene was completely cleared. It is unknown what caused the fire.