By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Municipal burn pit back in operation


October 18, 2023

After being shut down for less than a week, the borough-operated burn pit at the solid waste transfer station is back in operation.

Crews salvaged enough material to rebuild the burn pit a little farther away from the cliff that dumped a rockslide on the site Oct. 6.

Workers retrieved the metal grates from the slide debris, along with enough of the concrete blocks to rebuild the burn platform, said Tom Wetor, Public Works director. Nothing was damaged so much that it could not be reused.

The site reopened on Wednesday, Oct. 11, to accept wood waste, brush and other large, burnable items fro...

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