Large fire at Bridgeton compost pile
BRIDGETON, Mo. (KSDK) - Several fire departments responded to a mulch fire at a compost pile in Bridgeton Friday morning.
The fire started around midnight at Earth City Supply on Missouri Bottom Road near Highway 370. The business accepts yard waste from the public for conversion into compost and mulch.
Workers at Earth City Supply say this is a surface fire and the smoke coming from the pile is due to the abundance of grass clippings and wood pallets, and as that burns away, the fire will choke itself out.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.