Brittain Recycling Fire

Frankfort, IN - Region V

 

Site Contact:

Jason Sewell
OSC

sewell.jason@epa.gov

2021 West County Road 0
Frankfort, IN 46041
response.epa.gov/brittainrecyclingfire

Latitude: 40.2857080
Longitude: -86.5441630
NRC#: 1078467

On April 1st, 2014, a large fire occurred at the Brittain & Sons Recycling facility located at 2021 West County Road 0 North/South, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. The facility is located west, and predominantly upwind of, Frankfort. The fire resulted in a large black smoke plume blowing east towards downtown Frankfort. Frankfort Fire Department and Clinton County Health Department responded. A shelter-in-place order was issued for affected areas downwind, including Suncrest Elementary School.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management responded to the fire location, made a report to the National Response Center (NRC#1078467) and requested EPA air monitoring support for local fire and health officials.

OSC Jason Sewell and Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) responded to the incident location. More information is available in the POLREPs section of this website.


For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.