Fire extinguished at transfer station

Published 1:53 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

Albert Lea firefighter Chris Harveaux works to contain a fire at Albert Lea's Transfer Station at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

The Albert Lea Fire Department and Albert Lea Township Fire Department responded to a fire at the Albert Lea Transfer Station at 2506 W. Richway Dr.

The fire was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters were at the transfer station for less than two hours before it was extinguished.

There were no injuries, and authorities said they would not be investigating the fire. They said the fire was in the demolition landfill area where building materials are dumped.

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Albert Lea Township Fire Department responded with its tanker truck to provide more water on the scene.