‘Totally ridiculous’: A man walks past a dumpster full of rubbish in Brazil

A dumpster filled with rubbish has caught fire in Brazil’s capital city, and authorities are on the hunt for the person who set it alight.

The fire broke out on Tuesday in the northern Brazilian city of Recife, and engulfed a large section of the street.

It started when a young man found a dump truck full of garbage, according to local media reports.

A man and a woman were rescued, and the man later told police the dumpster was his own.

Firefighters were called to the scene but the fire quickly spread.