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Trash pile on fire

This mountain of automotive debris burns late Sunday afternoon at Liverman’s Recycling on NC 11 near Aulander. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

AULANDER – Thick black smoke could be seen for miles here late Sunday afternoon as a fire burned at Liverman’s Recycling, located on NC 11 just south of Aulander.

The six-alarm blaze sent firefighters from Aulander, Millennium, Lewiston-Woodville, Roxobel, Kelford and Ahoskie Rural to the scene.

According to one Aulander firefighter, the blaze was contained to a “trash pile” – a towering mountain of what was said to be automotive by-products (seat cushions, plastic) of the metal recycling process.

Fire trucks were refilling their tanks at a nearby hydrant on Harrell’s Siding Road and shuttling that water to the scene.

Firemen and Bertie County Sheriff’s deputies were controlling traffic along NC 11, keeping the road open for the fire trucks entering and exiting the property.

No other details were provided and the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald will have more on this story as information is made available.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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