Cause of Landfill Fire Under Investigation

Updated: 06/23/2014 3:56 PM
Created: 06/23/2014 3:53 PM

The Superior Fire Department says the cause of a fire in a South Superior construction material landfill is under investigation.

A passing BNSF employee reported the fire in the Duluth-Superior Landfill at 2512 Central Ave. at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  An area about 40 feet wide by 100 feet long was on fire.

Landfill employees came to the scene to use heavy equipment to separate burning material from the pile.  The Town of Superior Fire Department also assisted the city's fire department, which was on scene for nearly five hours.

Since the material that burned was already waste, there is no dollar amount of damage.  The fire department said there was no water run-off issues because the pile is in a contained area.

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