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Fredericton Landfill Fire Lost Roughly $75K in Recyclables

Article-Fredericton Landfill Fire Lost Roughly $75K in Recyclables

The Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission lost as much as $75,000 worth of recyclables in last week’s fire, but also raises questions about the safety of the facility.

The fire broke out in the city’s main recycling facility at around 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 and raged for 12 hours.

The job of fighting the fire was made difficult because crews had to drive two kilometres to the nearest hydrant and haul back the water. The same thing happened two years ago, after a fire at the site's garbage facility.

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