Fortunately, the fire could be contained mostly to the west end of
the building, away from the only major contents, a backhoe and some
new tires. The new owner, Jerry Davis, had just cleaned out the
building last week.
Supporting Elkhart were Mount Pulaski,
Cornland, Middletown, Broadwell and Lincoln Rural fire departments.
City of Lincoln Fire Chief James Davis announced at Tuesday
night's city council meeting a plan to stop a fire that began on
Sunday at the city's Olsen Landfill. He and Lincoln Street
Superintendent Tracy Jackson determined that they will be
reorganizing the one mound into smaller separated piles.
The landfill will remain closed until the fire is out.