BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – It’s not what they know, but what they don’t know about where the Bridgeton Landfill fire is.

That’s why Pattonville Fire Department Assistant Chief Matt LaVanchy says the state Department of Natural Resources is sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking for more information on where the fire is in relation to buried nuclear waste.

“The DNR is being proactive in saying we need a better understanding of what’s going on underneath the ground with that subsurface fire,” he says.

LaVanchy says there’s no emergency, and he doesn’t have an immediate concern. However, plans for firefighting and evacuation are currently based on estimates, he says, and he’d like more cold, hard facts to work with.

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