Livingston Parish fire company to deal with underground fires
HOLDEN- Ferrara Fire Apparatus has been hired to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill in Shreveport.
The Department of Environmental Quality announced the deal Thursday. The DEQ forced the landfill to cease operations after the owner failed to make plans about how to deal with subterranean fires that have been burning for years.
"As part of our mission to protect human health and the environment, we have instructed Ferrara to immediately begin preliminary work to extinguish the fires as soon as possible," DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch said.
The contract is the first step in the process to extinguish the fire and ultimately close the landfill in accordance with state environmental regulations, the state said in a news release.
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