Santa Cruz firefighters were able to save a burning sanitation truck on Friday. At about 9:30 a.m. fire crews responded to a report of a smoldering garbage truck near Natural Bridges. The operator had moved the vehicle to an open area, where fire men could battle the blaze inside the sanitation container. The fire was extinguished quickly once mechanics were able bypass damaged electrical opening circuits. The truck is expected to be repaired and returned to service.