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Compost Piles In Southeast Austin Still Smoldering
Crews are still working to extinguish the smoldering compost piles in Southeast Austin that ignited last week.
According to Austin Water spokesperson Jason Hill, the fires at the Hornsby Biosolids Bend Plant, just north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, have been successfully contained. Now the priority is clearing the smoke while cooling down the remaining piles that continue to smolder.
Hill says wind direction will change throughout this process and may affect multiple areas around the plant at different times.
Basic air quality monitoring of the area has not recorded any levels surpassing threshold concerns for public health, according to Hill.