Composting facility fire costs Austin $9 million

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 22 at 7:01 PM

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.
 

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