Mulch on Fire

My apologies to anyone who had to drive south on I-95 coming back from New Hampshire Sunday afternoon. In case you were wondering what caused that backup, it was a huge burning pile of mulch in Peabody, just north of the I-95, Rt. 128 interchange. There were threats of to a tanker, and there had already been one explosion, so the State Police closed down Exit 45 due to the proximity of the mulch yard to the interstate.

Nothing particularly exciting from me on this one — The best images came much earlier before they cut down access, but such is the reality when you’re hustling to Peabody from Boston.

6.20.2010 — PEABODY, Mass. — A mulch fire at the J.D. Raymond Co. in Peabody sent smoke onto I-95, shutting down exit 45 southbound on June 20, 2010.


6.20.2010 — PEABODY, Mass. — A mulch fire at the J.D. Raymond Co. in Peabody sent smoke onto I-95, shutting down exit 45 southbound and backing up traffic a considerable distance on June 20, 2010.


6.20.2010 — PEABODY, Mass. — A large pile of mulch burns at the J.D. Raymond Co. in Peabody on June 20, 2010. The smoke from the fire shut down exit 45 on I-95 southbound. Firefighters were initially worried about an oil tank on site and fire's proximity to I-95, which was 20 yards away from the its edge.


6.20.2010 — PEABODY, Mass. — A large pile of mulch burns at the J.D. Raymond Co. in Peabody on June 20, 2010. The smoke from the fire shut down exit 45 on I-95 southbound. Firefighters were initially worried about an oil tank on site and fire's proximity to I-95, which was 20 yards away from the its edge.

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