Updates provided on Steuben County landfill fire

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UPDATE: 12:33 p.m.

The Bath Fire Department has released a timeline of events regarding the Steuben County Landfill fire early Monday morning.

Assistant Chief Joe Washburn says the flames could be seen from the hill on Turnpike Road near the Moore Road intersection two miles from the scene. Crews were dispatched at 3:12 a.m.

Bath Fire Chief Matt Glashauser determined that the fire was under control at 7:43 a.m. and all fire units cleared the scene by 8:28 a.m.  The landfill was open for business by 10:30 a.m.

In all 16 fire departments were called in mutual aid for tankers, engines, brush trucks and manpower from Bath VA, Kanona, Savona, Avoca, Hammondsport, Pulteney, Prattsburgh, Wayne, Wallace, Campbell, Thurston, Cameron, Cohocton, Canisteo, Howard, and North Hornell.

The Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps was also summoned to the scene to check firefighters over as they took breaks, as well as Steuben County Emergency Services because it was county property and to assist in calling in the mutual aid companies.

UPDATE: 10:10 a.m.

The Steuben County Department of Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti told 18 News it was a 150′ x 250′ surface fire. No buildings or equipment were involved. 

Many county fire departments responded and extinguished the fire at approximately 7 a.m. The landfill will remain open to the public on Monday, June 10. It will be open to commercial haulers at about 10:30a.m.

An excavator and dozer continue turning over the garbage and looking for smoke spots on Monday and water trucks will soak the garbage. Later in the day, the garbage will be covered with soil.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

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18 News is on the scene of a large garbage fire in the Village of Bath. 

The fire broke out at around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Steuben County Landfill. 

Several fire departments across the Steuben County are on the scene.

Details are limited at this time as emergency officials are still responding. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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