Tenn. fire captain warned mulch company before week-long blaze
Said city-contracted operation 'overloaded with material' in Oct. 2011; April fire required airport crash trucks to assist in control efforts
By Gerald Witt
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A report in October from a Knoxville fire captain stated the city-contracted mulch operation Shamrock Organic Products was "overloaded with material," and in April the huge mulch piles there caught fire and burned for a week.
"The captain probably should have called the inspections bureau," said Knoxville Fire Department spokesman DJ Corcoran.