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Debris Still Smouldering At Ridgefield Transfer Station

The Ridgefield Fire Department responded Thursday to the fire at the transfer station to begin what would become a four-day operation. Photo Credit: Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford
The fire isn't so much large flames as it is smouldering at the Ridgefield Transfer Station. Photo Credit: Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford
Ridgefield firefighters continued to work Saturday to put out the fire that took hold of a decomposing debris pile from Hurricane Irene. Photo Credit: Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford
The Ridgefield Fire Department has been assisted by the highway department in putting out the fire at the transfer station that began Thursday. Photo Credit: Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The Ridgefield Fire Department has spent most of this weekend putting out a fire at the transfer station made up of debris piled from Hurricane Irene.

“We’re still here working with the highway department,” said Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford Sunday morning. “It’s pretty well contained now.”

The fire began Thursday when debris from Irene caught fire with help from strong winds, Burford said in an email. The burning decomposing debris still is in the process of being put out, with firefighters working around the clock to pull apart the piles and douse all areas in water.

“The fires are deep in the piles and high winds are sending embers flying several hundred feet. Unfortunately, a large pile of stumps was set ablaze be embers earlier Saturday; Georgetown assisted with this part of the operation,” Burford said in the email.

The department is working with Aquarion Water, the email said, and explained that some customers might experience low water pressure as the fire engines need to pull water to put the fire out.

“We’re working away,” Burford said, adding she hopes to have everyone home in time for the holiday.

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