La Crosse Fire Department faces challenges fighting fires in extreme cold

  • Source: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse
  • Published: 12/28/2017 08:47 PM

VIDEO: The extremely cold temperatures we've been seeing this week are hard for anyone to handle, but it's especially tough for those who have to work outside. That includes members of the La Crosse Fire Department, who responded to a fire at Harter's Recycling Center in the city's industrial park Wednesday night. Temperatures were barely above zero while firefighters were on the scene for about four hours trying to put out flames in the facility's garbage piles.


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