Brush fire continues to burn at Hartselle landfill more than a week after it ignited

  • Source: WAAY-TV ABC 31 Huntsville
  • Published: 03/02/2021 12:00 AM

A brush fire continues to burn Monday afternoon at the City of Hartselle landfill. It started Saturday, Feb. 13, around 8 p.m. when a brush pile spontaneously combusted. The brush pile consists of limbs, pieces of trees, small brush and more that were picked up from homes in the city or brought into the landfill. When the fire was detected, Hartselle Public Works and Hartselle Fire & Rescue began working to limit the exposure and to extinguish the combustion. The city says with the fire being internal, spraying water would not help, so they reached out to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to learn how to manage it. “Employees began pulling small amounts of the smoldering and burning brush and debris from the burning pile with a track hoe,” a news release from the city on Monday said.


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