UPDATED: Landfill blaze in Waterford is extinguished

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Waterford — Firefighters didn't leave the site of a massive brush fire at the former landfill on Miner Lane until 8 a.m. Monday morning, a fire official said.

Goshen Fire Chief Don Chapman said Monday the fire was under control by 1:30 a.m. but crews remained at the scene to ensure that the brush wouldn't reignite.

Fire crews from four departments in town responded to the blaze, which was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

A 50-foot-high brush pile that measured 300 feet long sent towering flames into the sky, prompting smoke complaints from residents in neighboring New London.

Chapman said three payloaders were used to separate the brush as firefighters doused the flames.

No injuries were reported, he said.

Chapman said the brush is stored at the landfill before being turned into mulch. The fire marshal was called to the scene Sunday to determine the cause of the fire.

Firefighters from Goshen, Jordan, Oswegatchie and Quaker Hill were at the scene. Tankers for Oakdale and Center Groton fire departments also responded.


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