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Update: Crews finished battling fire at Superior landfill

Updated: June 04, 2020 10:46 AM

Leaders from Superior Fire Department said crews are now done battling a fire at the landfill.

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They were called out around 8pm on Wednesday night. The firefighters attacked the fire with water. Meanwhile, dozens of heavy equipment operators from public works also helped. Those crews put out the fire by covering it with sand.

Howard Huber said it took about five hours to extinguish the flames. The fire department remained on scene until 7am on Thursday monitoring hot spots. 

There was some damage to landfill infrastructure, but a dollar amount is not available yet. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Wednesday night, Fire Chief Scott Gordon said the fire has happened several times before and adds it usually takes several hours to extinguish it safely.

Off duty fire fighters were at the stations to insure the city is still covered for any additional 911 calls, Gordon says.

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