Pyles Demolition Landfill Fire

Columbia, KY - Region IV

Site Contact:

Art Smith
On-Scene Coordinator

Hwy. 551
Columbia, KY 42642

Latitude: 37.1381000
Longitude: -85.2972000
NRC#: 887824

OSC Smith and START (TTEMI) were dispatched to a fire at the Pyles Demolition Landfill in Columbia, KY to meet with state officials and assist with air monitoring and oversight. The landfill caught fire on October 5th and the responsible party, along with the Columbia Fire Department have been trying to dispatch the fire through excavating the waste from the landfill hot zones. EPA assistance was requested to conduct additional air monitoring. The Columbia Regional Office as well as DAQ Bowling Green has received numerous odor complaints from the surrounding community.

For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.