trash pick up delays

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Delays in county trash pick up possible

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

Smoke rises in the distance late Monday afternoon, Feb. 12, from a fire at the Republic Services transfer station, 2411 Farm to Market Road 963 northeast of Burnet High School. Damage was minimal, but may result in delays in some trash pick up this week.

A contained fire at the Republic Services transportation station at 2411 Farm to Market Road 963 northeast of Burnet High School on Monday, Feb. 12 may delay pick up service around the area.

Deputy chief John Miller of the Burnet Fire Department was on duty when the call came in about 5 p.m.

“They were piling refuse about 25-30 feet high against a wall when they noticed smoke coming from fire in a scoopful,” he said. “They tried their fire extinguisher to no avail and called us.

“It was a deep bedded fire in such a big pile that we kept going back through night to keep water on it. By 10 a.m. this morning it was wrapped up and the bay doors were open.”

Herb Darling, director of Burnet County development and environmental services, told the Burnet County Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning that Republic officials reported the source of the fire had been hot ashes in a truckload of trash, perhaps even a cigarette.

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