This file photo from the same mulch plant shows a fire from 2010.
Firemen Quickly Stop What Could've Been a Much Worse Situation, NEW WILLARD, August 25, 2018 - At approximately 1 pm on August 25, 2018, Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the mulch plant off Loop 116 for a mulch fire. When firemen arrived there were several mulch fires that were still in their early stages. Livingston was quickly backed up by Scenic Loop and Onalaska VFDs. The firemen were able to cut off the spreading of the fires and then assist them in burning themselves out. The Alabama Coushatta VFD was enroute to assist, but was called off before they arrived. Mulch fires burn deep into the mulch, and if not taken care of quickly, can turn into an all day (or more) affair that attracts fire departments from Polk and surrounding counties. If bad enough, air support is also called in to assist by dropping large volumes of water onto the mulch.
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