Fire damages disposal operation
Town and Country Disposal, located north of
Harrisonville in Missouri, was damaged by a fire in April. The
fire was confined to one building and 21 trucks at the business
that were destroyed.
Exploding tires flew 12 feet into the air. The explosions were
due to pressurized tires. “We had a large fire and lots of explosions,
but nobody got hurt,” said George Poulignot, assistant chief
of the Central Cass County Fire Protection District. About 20
firefighters were at the scene.
When they arrived, two other buildings were threatened and the
priority was to keep them from catching fire, said Poulignot.
Company owner, J. R. Pesek, indicated that even with the extent
of the damage, there would be no interruption in service. It
was business as usual with replacement trucks already on order.
“The building was in the neighborhood of 80 percent involved,”
said Poulignot. Cause of the fire was due to an electrical malfunction.