Trash pile at Orrington incinerator spontaneously combusts

A fireplace ignited on the Orrington trash incinerator on Friday evening.

The fireplace on the Penobscot Power Restoration Co., or PERC, began earlier than 7:45 p.m., Orrington Hearth Chief Scott Stewart stated.

The fireplace within the tipping ground space seemingly began by spontaneous combustion, Stewart stated. There have been hundreds of kilos of trash within the plant.

Marie Weidmayer is a reporter overlaying crime and justice. A current transplant to Maine, she was born and raised in Michigan, the place she labored for MLive, overlaying the prison justice system. She graduated…
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