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Fire Smolders For Days In Mulch Pile In Newtown

Crews from Botsford Fire Rescue tackle a mulch fire Tuesday on Button Shop Road in Newtown. Crews from Botsford Fire Rescue tackle a mulch fire Tuesday on Button Shop Road in Newtown.
Crews from Botsford Fire Rescue tackle a mulch fire Tuesday on Button Shop Road in Newtown. Photo Credit: Botsford Fire Rescue
A smoky fire burns at a mulch pile Tuesday on Button Shop Road in Newtown. Crews from Botsford Fire Rescue are on the scene. A smoky fire burns at a mulch pile Tuesday on Button Shop Road in Newtown. Crews from Botsford Fire Rescue are on the scene.
A smoky fire burns at a mulch pile Tuesday on Button Shop Road in Newtown. Crews from Botsford Fire Rescue are on the scene. Photo Credit: Botsford Fire Rescue

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A fire burning in a mulch pit for three days is keeping crews from Botsford Fire and Rescue Department busy, according to a Facebook post. 

The mulch pile is on Button Shop Road, the post said Wednesday. The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue has also assisted at the scene with an additional tanker. 

The mulch pile continues to burn on the inside, and the fire occasionally reaches the surface and ignites, causing a heavy smoke condition in the area, the Facebook post said. 

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