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Published: Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 11:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
By: The Associated Press
ELKHART, Ind. — Fire continued burning for a second day at a northern Indiana landfill, with officials saying it was about 40 percent contained.
A plume of smoke kept billowing Thursday from the landfill owed by Waste Management just south of Elkhart, where the fire was first spotted about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday.
A plane was used Wednesday evening to drop water on the fire that officials said covered about an acre and was burning material a couple of feet deep.
The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says people living in areas affected by the smoke should remain inside even though the landfill doesn't accept hazardous materials