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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany firefighters say they may never know what ignited a huge trash fire last night at Veolia Environmental on Pecan Lane.

The fire is out, but Friday firefighters doused hot spots and kept a close eye to make sure it doesn't flare up again. The transfer station primarily accepts construction waste and is essentially a warehouse where garbage is dumped before it's carried to a landfill. Firefighters say the fire may have come from two trucks that recently dumped loads.

"There were two loads that had been dropped off shortly before the fire and they're speculating that's where the ignition source came from," said Chief James Carswell, Albany Fire Department.

Veolia Environmental wouldn't say where the waste came from. Veolia has contracts with many small cities and counties all over southwest Georgia. The garage suffered minimal damages in the blaze.


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