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Pallet fire rekindles at North Fayette plant

Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
An excavator clears wood from a smoldering pile of scraps at 111 Kelso Road in North Fayette, which is home to Land Clearing Specialists, Wood Waste Recycling Inc, and Bartlett Tree Service on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. North Fayette Township Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt McCartney said the fire had been going since 11:30 AM and he suspected it would continue to smolder for several days.

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Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 6:32 p.m.
 

Firefighters returned Friday afternoon to a wood recycling plant in North Fayette, where a fire among thousands of wooden pallets has rekindled.

More than a dozen fire departments initially responded late Thursday morning to the fire among some 3,000 wood pallets on a hillside behind Wood Waste Recycling Inc. at 111 Kelso Road.

The fire departments, with the aid of tanker trucks from Pittsburgh International Airport and Washington County and a heavy-duty bucket shovel, allowed a controlled burn but kept the blaze from spreading, authorities said.

Authorities said the pallets were over a hillside in an open industrial area near the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. They said the site is not densely populated and no businesses or homes were in danger.

The cause of the initial cause of the fire Thursday is not yet determined.

 

 
 


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