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Niagara Falls Firefighters Battle Large Woodchip Fire

4:16 PM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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NIAGARA FALLS, NY--  Niagara Falls firefighters have been battling a stubborn fire for several hours.

Firefighters were called to 1501 College Avenue around 4am for a large debris fire.

The site is a an off-site location for Niagara Generation.  They take construction and demolition debris and turn it into woodchips.

The Niagara Falls Fire Department says the pile is non-hazardous, but continues to burn. As a result of this incident, College Avenue is closed between Hyde Park Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

Route 31 (College Ave.) is closed between Rt. 61 (Hyde Park Blvd.) & Highland Ave due to the fire.

Residents have reported seeing smoke in the area for several hours.

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