March 2, 2021

Stevens County Times

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No injuries reported from fire at Engebretson Disposal Friday

Engebretson Disposal on fire Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times

“Please be patient with us” is what co-owner Troy Engebretson said while looking over the aftermath of a fire at Engebretson Disposal Service. Troy was on the scene on Saturday morning starting the process of what to do next. He stated that they will need time to get everything figured out and asked the public to be patient.

Troy stated that as far as he could tell the fire started around 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, just after everyone had left the building. It was contained to a shed connected to the main office at the disposal site located southeast of Morris. He said that fire crews were on the scene until about 9 or 10 p.m.

Lost in the fire other than office paperwork and equipment were two automated trucks, a roll off truck, a backhoe and a bobcat. They still have a few trucks but doing things like recycling may take some creativity on their part. Troy stated that they will be talking with the city about how to proceed.

“It felt like the entire county was here responding to the fire,” he added.

Fire departments from area towns, police, and ambulances were on the scene. No one was injured in the fire. Troy wanted to thank everyone who responded and did a great job.

Katie Erdman