Recent Landfill Fire May Effect Southern Minnesotans Health

(Rice County, MN) — Rice County Public Health officials are saying a fire at a landfill in southern Minnesotan may have negative effects on residents and the environment’s health. The fire at the country landfill in Bridgewater Township started Monday evening and is currently being monitored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and county officials. Officials advise people to avoid local sources of air pollution and limit outdoor activity, especially if they have a respiratory condition.