DNR investigating fire at highway department tire collection sit - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

DNR investigating fire at highway department tire collection site

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Hudson Byrd) (Source: Hudson Byrd)
(Source: Abbey Broom/cNews) (Source: Abbey Broom/cNews)
(Source: Abbey Broom/cNews) (Source: Abbey Broom/cNews)
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman severely beaten

    Woman severely beaten

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:24:47 GMT
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
  • Albany robbery, shooting suspect caught in Macon

    Albany robbery, shooting suspect caught in Macon

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:15:00 GMT
    An Albany man wanted for shooting and robbing an East Albany man has been arrested in Macon.More >>
    An Albany man wanted for shooting and robbing an East Albany man has been arrested in Macon.More >>
  • Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe

    Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:20:28 GMT
    71-year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home in the 1700 block of Doug Lane, and was recovered in that vicinity.More >>
    71-year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home in the 1700 block of Doug Lane, and was recovered in that vicinity.More >>
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now investigating the fire at a tire collection site in Mississippi County.

A tire collection site behind the Mississippi County Highway Department was still on fire Wednesday morning.

Captain Anthony Moody says there are at least ten thousand tires involved in the fire which has been burning since Tuesday evening.

There is no word at this time on what caused the fire.

Robert E. Hearnes, director of the Charleston Department of Public Safety, says the fire will be allowed to burn itself out.

Hearnes also says the fire could burn for several days.

Department of Public Safety officials are asking drivers to be careful on US 62 as smoke may cover the road at times.

The Department of Natural Resources was on scene Tuesday night investigating the fire and will return Wednesday morning to continue the investigation.

According to Jr. DeLay, the Mississippi County Clerk, the highway department headquarters is a tire collection site.

The Bootheel Waste Management District periodically collects tires from the site and transfers them to recycling centers.

He said the reason for the collection site is to give residents a place to dispose of their waste tires instead of depositing them in roadside and drainage ditches.

DeLay says the highway department closes at 4 p.m. and the fire apparently started after closing time.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.