San Carlos Park Fire Department clears units from MW Horticulture Recycling

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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MW Horticulture fire. (Credit: WINK News)

The San Carlos Park Fire Department says it cleared all of its units from MW Horticulture Recycling Tuesday night after fighting a persistent blaze for 10 days.

According to a press release from SCPFD, the operation dispersed at around 7 p.m. Several unmanned monitors and two forestry sprinklers will remain at the scene, utilizing hydrant pressure only. SCPFD says its water usage has been substantially reduced and will likely be less than 30,000 gallons per hour. The unmanned equipment will be removed over time depending on the fire conditions at the facility.

SCPFD says it found the fire conditions at the facility were finally in a state that allowed operations to be turned over to MW. Several hot areas remain but make up less than an acre combined, and these may produce smoke as MW works to turn the piles. SCPFD will conduct periodic site checks to assess the monitors and sprinklers and mitigate any hotspots in the coming days. All roads and lanes are now open.

The Stop Work Order remains in effect.

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