Fire at solid waste management company in Delta, Mo. under investigation

Updated: Jun. 10, 2020 at 5:31 PM CDT
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DELTA, Mo. (KFVS) - A fire at a solid waste management company is under investigation.

The Delta Fire Department, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department and the fire marshal are investigating the cause of the fire at Pete Tanner’s Solid Waste. The fire chief urged anyone who might have seen anything in the area on the morning of the fire to contact the sheriff’s department.

Multiple fire crews were called to the fire in Delta, Missouri early Thursday, May 28.

According to firefighters, around 3:30 a.m. a fire sparked at a workshop on the property of Pete Tanner’s Solid Waste on Liberty Street.

Flames could be seen coming from the building when fire crews arrived.

In addition to keeping the fire from spreading, fire crews said they are concerned about oxygen and other tanks on the property igniting.

A Heartland News crew on the scene reported they did see some sort of explosion.

At least four area fire departments responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Pete Tanner’s Solid Waste provides trash pick-up and other services for several homes and businesses in southeast Missouri.

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