- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

DICKERSON, Md. (AP) - Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire that broke out at an incinerator plant in Montgomery County last week.

The blaze started Thursday night at the plant in Dickerson. Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said firefighters arrived to find an 85-foot trash pile ablaze with flames spreading in the building.

Piringer said firefighters controlled the blaze, but many remain on the scene as the fire continues to smolder.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/2hoUyox) Piringer said Sunday that the blaze will continue to emit smoke and disrupt some nonresidential waste deliveries for days.

Fire crews have rotated through the plant to control the situation.

Officials discouraged commercial haulers and individuals from delivering trash to the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station until Wednesday.

No injuries have been reported.


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