Mulch pile burning underground in Clairton

Fire crews are working on the scene of a fire that’s burning almost 70 feet underground in Clairton early Monday morning.

A large mulch pile is burning on Worthington Avenue. The Clairton fire chief told WPXI they were getting calls starting last Thursday from residents who were complaining about the smell of smoke filling the air.

The Allegheny County Health Department has been called to assess the situation.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire.

We will update this story as it develops.

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