Fire breaks out during early hours of the morning at the Bath Landfill
BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Officials with the Bath Volunteer Fire Department have released more information regarding the early-morning fire at the Steuben County Landfill in the Town of Bath.
According to John Conrad Senior, the Public Information Officer for the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, crews were first called out Monday morning after 3:00 a.m. to the landfill, located on Turnpike Road.
Flames could reportedly be seen moving across the top of the landfill and mutual aid was called.
Conrad says there were no buildings involved, but there were two pieces of "heavy equipment" that were kept protected until landfill personnel were able to move them from the area.
The fire was declared under control around 7:45 and all units cleared the scene by 8:30. The landfill was open for business by 10:30.
Officials say county landfill employees will be digging through the pile throughout the day and using water trucks to extinguish any hot spots they may find.
In all, 16 fire departments were called in for mutual aid from Bath VA, Kanona, Savona, Avoca, Hammondsport, Pulteney, Prattsburgh, Wayne, Wallace, Campbell, Thurston, Cameron, Cohocton, Canisteo, Howard and North Hornell. The Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps was also on scene to check firefighters over.
The Bath Volunteer Fire Department says it wishes to "extend our great appreciation to all those departments and members who responded".
The cause of the fire is still undetermined.