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Mulch Fire in Newtown Continues to Smolder

Volunteer firefighters in Newtown were assisted by firefighters from Southbury, Oxford, Bethel and Brookfield in responding to the fire, which reportedly ignited via spontaneous combustion.

A fire in a giant mulch pile that started Friday morning at a landfill was reportedly still smoldering but under control on Monday.

According to a report on WTNH, were assisted by firefighters from Southbury, Oxford, Bethel and Brookfield in responding to the fire, which reportedly ignited via spontaneous combustion.

Most of the debris in the mulch pile was reportedly from the tree damage caused by — the that and across the state.

No one was injured and there are reportedly no structures near the fire, which is being hosed down.

In a report in the Newtown Bee, Town Public Works Director Fred Hurley said it was the largest mulch fire that had occurred in town in more than 20 years.

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