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Fire officials on scene of compost fire at Lafayette facility

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 12:09:42-05

Multiple fire agencies are on the scene of a fire at the Environmental Compost Facility in Lafayette.

Alton Trahan with the Lafayette Fire Department says the compost started smoldering on Sunday. The windy conditions caused the compost to catch fire.

The fire is under control and no one was injured. Trahan says the fire may have started from spontaneous combustion.