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Garbage burns in Pulaski County

Nine fire departments spent five hours Tuesday night battling a fire at a Waste Management transfer station in the Ferguson community of Pulaski County.

The fire was reported just after 5 p.m., and the garbage inside was "fully involved" in flames when firefighters arrived, said Tiger Robinson, Pulaski County fire coordinator.

The facility, located on Ky. 914, measures 250 feet by 150 feet. It was closed when the fire broke out, but a man who was outside the building putting a tarp on a truck saw the blaze and reported it, Robinson said.

Robinson said the building sustained heavy damage, but the office area was preserved. No one was injured. About 100 firefighters were on the scene.

Garbage service will continue uninterrupted, he said, adding that the Somerset transfer station will handle garbage that would have gone to the facility for the time being.

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