Alaska Borough Waives Landfill Fees for Building Fire Debris

The Fairbanks North Star Borough will waive landfill fees for rubble of an apartment building destroyed in a January fire that killed two people.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the Alaska borough Assembly voted unanimously last week to waive the tipping fees.

Engineering costs and tests for contaminants will still be the responsibility of building owner Susan Carney.

The Jan. 29 fire at the two-story Geraghty Street apartment complex killed two people and displaced more than 50 others.

Carney told the assembly Thursday that she can’t afford the tipping fees to remove the debris.

She says the building wasn’t fully protected by insurance.

Fairbanks Fire Department battalion chief Ernie Misewicz says the cause of the fire remains under investigation and its cause has not been determined.