Smell of garbage reported after trash plant fire in Wallingford

Fire truck (FILE)
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Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 8:34 AM EDT
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WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) - Residents in Meriden, Wallingford, and Berlin reported seeing smoky skies and smelling garbage Sunday morning.

The smoke and smell were the result of a large fire that happened at a trash facility in Wallingford.

Wallingford police said the fire happened at a building on the Country Disposal Services property on 530 South Cherry St.

The fire began around 1 a.m. and was later extinguished.

However, fire officials the smell of trash and smoke was expected to linger.