The Rice County landfill, located off of Hwy. 3 in Bridgewater Township, experienced a fire in the evening hours on Monday, May 22.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but with assistance from state and local agencies, work is ongoing to mitigate any and all issues within the county’s control.
- U.S. Air Quality Index website, Airnow.gov
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Tuesday, May 30 -- Rice County landfill reopens as work on fire-affected area continues
Thursday, May 25 (3 p.m.) -- New webpage includes information, updates on county landfill fire
Thursday, May 25 (7:30 a.m.) - Landfill closed to non-licensed haulers Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wednesday, May 24 -- May 24 update on county landfill fire
Tuesday, May 23 -- Update on Rice County landfill fire
Monday, May 22 -- Landfill fire being monitored, measures taken to prevent spread
From KYMN radio:
Tuesday, May 23 -- Fire burning in Rice County Public Landfill