Landfill fire in Manchester results in no injuries or hazards

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Aug. 5—MANCHESTER — Officials say a landfill fire early Friday morning did not cause any injuries, environmental hazards, or structure damage.

Manchester Fire Rescue EMS said in a prepared statement that early today firefighters responded around 5 a.m. to a "moderate sized fire" at the top of the landfill off Olcott Street.

Crews used about 6,000 gallons of water on the landfill to douse the fire, and Public Works employees were called in to turn and bury the material with heavy equipment.

As of 7 a.m., officials said the fire was under control.

"Due to the remote location, a tanker from Glastonbury Fire Department was special called for additional water," Manchester firefighters said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire Chief Daniel French said this morning that the cause and origin of landfill fires are usually difficult to determine, as they are often organic in nature.

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