Fire at landfill

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
A compactor at the landfill hear Upton caught fire Friday at approximately 5 p.m. Cheryl Shields, Community Relations for Waste Management, said employees left at 4 p.m. and parked the machine on the work face of the hill as was normal practice. An unknown party called in the blaze, and Greencastle and Mercersburg fire companies responded. The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes, Shields said. The equipment manufacturer was enroute to investigate the cause of the fire.

A compactor at the landfill hear Upton caught fire Friday at approximately 5 p.m. Cheryl Shields, Community Relations for Waste Management, said employees left at 4 p.m. and parked the machine on the work face of the hill as was normal practice. An unknown party called in the blaze, and Greencastle and Mercersburg fire companies responded. The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes, Shields said. The equipment manufacturer was enroute to investigate the cause of the fire.