Update - Garbage truck fire

The garbage truck has now been escorted a short distance to its home base in Queanbeyan.

The fire is contained within the confines of the steel framed garbage storage area.

Technicians are working to repair the damaged hydraulics so firefighters can gain access to the smouldering rubbish in the back of the vehicle and fully extinguish the fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue will hand over the job to Fire & Rescue NSW to complete.