Fire at Wood Resource Recovery Site Limits Visibility in Northwest Gainesville
GAINESVILLE- In an impressive team effort fire personnel from several jurisdictions and agencies showed up to wash away the worries of one local business owner and about half an acre of smoldering wood remains on his property.
The business day at Wood resource Recovery in Gainesville didn’t start out exactly as Bill Gaston expected, “this morning when our guys got here about 530, 6 o clock we saw in the back corner where we have some yard waste composting that we had a little smoldering.”
Wood Resource Recovery is one of the local companies contracted to help fuel the biomass plant in Gainesville, they also produce mulches soils and potting blends from yard waste.
In a lot filled with potentially flammable material, a little smoldering could lead to a big problem.
Recent weather patterns in our area meant that Gaston and fire officials had to act fast.
Assistant Fire Chief at Gainesville Fire Rescue, Joanne Rice says “We haven’t had a lot of rain and today the winds are picking up and we’ve got some dry air coming in so we really wanna make sure we contain this fire now so we don’t have something that grows or expands.”
Until rain comes fire officials from agencies across the board have been working to soak the smoldering piles to prevent the wind from spreading any embers.
Expected rain in the forecast should help ease threat of the fire spreading.
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