DETROIT LAKES — The Becker County Transfer and Landfill station sustained "significant fire damage" after a fire Monday night, Aug. 12.
Becker County Fire Chief Scott Flynn said it is believed that garbage caught on fire.
"It's hard to say what people put in (the landfill)," Flynn said.
Steve Skoog, the administrator for the Environmental Services, and Flynn both are unsure of what sparked the fire. It could be from combustion, ashes, rags or many other things, they said.
Nobody was inside the building when the fire happened around 7:30 p.m., so there were no injuries. The building itself has "significant fire damage to it," Flynn said.
The Transfer Station building opened in 2017 at a cost of $2.9 million, which was partially paid for through a state grant.