A ladder truck sprays water at a recycling bale Sunday at John’s Disposal on Highway 45 in the Town of Norway. More than 40 departments have responded to the fire since 1 p.m. Sunday (Jason Arndt/Standard-Press).

By Jason Arndt
Staff Writer

Since about 1 p.m. Sunday, firefighters from more than 40 agencies have battled a blaze at John’s Disposal, 7311 Omega Circle, in the Town of Norway.

The four-alarm blaze, which caused Highway 45 to shut down for about five hours Sunday, has entered its 19th hour as of Monday.

Firefighters were tasked with fighting the fire amid an excessive heat warning followed by heavy rain at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Agencies from at least six counties have arrived to the facility near Six Mile Road since the fire began.

More information will be released as it becomes available.