Fire destroys waste transfer buildings in Clarks Grove

Associated Press

CLARKS GROVE, Minn. — Crews are back at the scene of a fire that destroyed two waste transfer buildings at Waste Management in southern Minnesota.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department says the fire broke out about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the transfer buildings across the road from the company’s office building in Clarks Grove.

Clarks Grove Fire Chief Carl Anderson says fire crews left around 1 a.m. today but returned later to handle hot spots.

Anderson says fire crews from eight departments fought the fire. No one was hurt.


The state fire marshal’s office will help investigate the cause. The sheriff’s department says the fire might have started from hot ash from a truck that unloaded about half an hour before the fire was reported.

Clarks Grove is just north of Albert Lea.

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