- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - Officials say the flames are out at a northern Indiana landfill after a fire belching a huge plume of smoke burned for two days.

Crews continued work Friday putting soil over still smoldering sections of the landfill owned by Waste Management just south of Elkhart. The fire burned about 1 acre of the landfill, and planes and helicopters were used to dump water onto hot spots.

The Concord Community Schools called off classes Friday after closing early Thursday because of the heavy smoke, although health officials said initial air tests found no hazardous substances.

Waste Management spokesman Tom Horton says 35 mph winds prevented extinguishing the fire soon after it started early Wednesday.

Concord Township Fire Chief Rick Rochford says a cause for the blaze still isn’t known.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide