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The La Crosse County landfill reopened Thursday afternoon after a surface fire in the active disposal area closed down operations about two hours earlier.

Jadd Stilwell, deputy director of the La Crosse County Solid Waste Department, said there were no public health threats, and no employees or system users were endangered.

Landfill access and operations resumed at about about 12:45 p.m. in a separate area of the active landfill space. The landfill extended its hours to accommodate system users who were turned away while access was closed. The area continues to be monitored by site operations personnel to ensure the fire is completely extinguished.

The fire cause of the fire is unknown, and it was limited to about half an acre.

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