A fire involving 50,000 pounds of compost is reported at 7795 Alleghany Road, Alabama. Alabama Fire Department is responding along with Pembroke and Indian Falls, as well as tankers from Corfu and East Pembroke. The first chief on scene reports smoke showing from the outside. The location is a composting facility. Responders are told not to use water unless flames are showing.
UPDATE 9:09 a.m.: When the chief first got on scene he said there was a fire in the center of the building and heavy equipment would be needed to battle it. Then a chief said there is a very small fire "directly against the west wall."
UPDATE 9:12 a.m.: The fire is out.
UPDATE 9:13 a.m.: "The owner says that's an insulated wall, so there might be some travel up the wall." Reply "That's affirmative; we're opening the wall up now."
UPDATE 9:24 a.m.: They are going to move compost outside to a field and spread it out to keep it from smoldering.
UPDATE 9:49 a.m.: Pembroke, Indian Falls, Corfu and East Pembroke are back in service.
UPDATE 10:51 a.m.: All Alabama units are back in service.