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Routes will run as normal Monday after weekend fire at Boxx Sanitation

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- Despite a fire the owners of a local waste and recycling removal service say routes will run as normal on Monday.

Eau Claire fire crews were called to fight flames at Boxx Sanitation on Mondovi Road around 5:30 Saturday evening.   What caused the fire is still under investigation, but damage has been estimated at about $250,000.  No one was hurt. The building that caught fire contained garbage and recyclables.
 
Fire officials say burning embers, carried by the wind, led to a small grass fire nearby.   The Red Cross was there to provide food and water to firefighters.



Eau Claire Fire Dept. (News Release) - 
Eau Claire Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire at Boxx Sanitation at 5:29 p.m. When units arrived on scene they reported a fire inside the middle to rear area of a building that stores garbage and recyclables. The building is detached and is approximately 100 feet by 100  feet. A second alarm requesting more resources to the scene was called. Burning embers and wind caused a grass/brush fire near Short Street and the bike trail. Township Fire Department was called to assist with the grass/brush fire. Approximately 40 firefighters were on scene extinguishing the fire at Boxx Sanitation and grass/brush fire. 

Township Fire Department, Chippewa Fire District, and Altoona Fire Department assisted Eau Claire with mutual aid with coverage within the City during the fire. The Red Cross assisted with food and rehab for on scene fire crews. 

Eau Claire Fire Department units are still on scene and will be throughout the day today extinguishing hot spots. The total damage cost is about $250,000. The fire is still under investigation. No civilian or firefighter injuries reported.



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Eau Claire (WQOW) - 
Crews are still working to put out the flames of a fire that started at an Eau Claire business earlier Saturday evening.

Eau Claire Fire Crews responded to multiple calls of a fire at Boxx Sanitation on Mondovi Road around 5:30pm.  Crews say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

No injuries have been reported. The building contained garbage and recyclables.

"Inside it's hot, and there's some flames inside, but we're mainly defensive on it. So, there's nobody inside right now. We're just looking for hot spots and spraying some water on it,” says Chief Jon Schultz, with the Eau Claire Fire Department.

Officials say the fire also caused a brush fire to the surrounding area but it's been put out. 



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Eau Claire (WQOW) -
WQOW News 18 has a reporter on the scene of a structure at Boxx Sanitation. She was told by fire crews no one was there when it started and no injuries have been reported. 

Crews say they're still fighting flames. WQOW News 18 will bring you more information as it becomes available. 
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