Crews respond to fire at Juniper Ridge Landfill late Monday night
A fire broke out at the state landfill in Old Town late Monday night.
The Old Town Fire Department says a neighbor reported the blaze around 8 pm and that crews were there for four-and-a-half hours.
The company that runs Juniper Ridge Landfill, Casella Waste Systems, then took over the response with heavy machinery.
A Casella spokesperson says that the fire was contained around midnight. The company says that other than a slight delay in opening on Tuesday, the landfill has resumed normal operations.
Firefighters from Alton, Hudson and Bradley helped provide water for the response.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fire, but heavy wind may have played a role in spreading it.