DEQ: Firefighters reining in Cottonport tire fire, smoke, but inmates still evacuated

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About 65% of a 10-day-old fire at a shuttered waste tire processing plant in central Louisiana has been doused with water. But spots continue to flare up at the Cottonport Monofill complex in Avoyelles Parish. It's not clear when the smoldering fire will be fully extinguished and 1,500 inmates can return to an evacuated state prison.
4 months ago·Baton Rouge, United States

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DEQ: Firefighters reining in Cottonport tire fire, smoke, but inmates still evacuated

About 65% of a 10-day-old fire at a shuttered waste tire processing plant in central Louisiana has been doused with water and smothered with dirt, cutting smoke from the blaze significantly, state environmental regulators said.

4 months ago·Baton Rouge, United States
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