AUSTIN -- A fire that burned for nearly a month at a composting facility in Southeast Austin will cost the city about $9 million.
The images were incredible when the piles of yard trimmings and sludge started burning on February 25. It took until late March for the fire department and a contractor to extinguish the fires.
City council this week approved paying $3 million for that contractor.
The Austin American Statesman reported that Austin Water Utility plans to ask for $6 million to finish the clean-up.