MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – Fire crews spent hours battling flames that erupted in a Manchester landfill on Friday morning.
The Manchester Fire Department responded to the landfill just after 5 a.m. for reports of a fire. Crews said the fire started overnight, which is not uncommon in landfills such as this one.
At first, officials said it was a moderate-sized blaze at the top of the landfill pile. It consisted of debris and landfill with no structures involved.
Because of the landfill’s remote location, a mutual aid tanker from Glastonbury was requested to help. It took crews approximately 6,000 gallons of water until members from public works were able to arrive with equipment used to turn over the material and bury it again.
Officials said that as of approximately 7:30 a.m., the fire is under control, and no injuries or environmental hazards have been reported.
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