I asked Pastor Richard Mansfield of New Beginnings Church in Albuquerque to pray over Elkhart County Indiana, as firefighters are battling a massive landfill fire. Thank you so very much Pastor Richard, we love you!
As many of you know I am working with my dear friends in ElKhart, Indiana at WFRN Radio. WFRN is where I started my years in Christian radio in 1986, I started in radio in 1978 at the Minnesota State Radio News Network. The Moore family, owners of WFRN and all the staff are so very special to me and Sharon. The station is just down the road from this massive landfill fire, please be in prayer. Everyone is being sent home today from the station because of all the smoke! Please pray for safety from the smoke and any toxins. Please pray for all the firefighters! Across the way is the Elkhart County Jail, pray for all the guards and the 500 inmates, safety from the smoke. The wind changed it’s direction today and is blowing right into WFRN. The station and other homes and buildings are not in any fire danger, it is the smoke now that is the problem. More Here
Press Release Update: April 27, 2017
Day 2 of operations begins for emergency responders battling the fire that was spotted by an officer early yesterday morning at 3:42am at Waste Management’s Earth Mover’s Landfill site located at 26488 CR 26. Throughout last night and early this morning, crews continued battling the blaze and are reporting that approximately 40% of the fire has been contained. Officials from Elkhart County’s Emergency Management, Concord Township Fire Department, Elkhart City Fire Department, Waste Management, IDEM, EPA, and many local and regional fire departments are continuing to utilize their resources to address the situation. Assistance is requested from motorists to avoid the area as CR 26 between CR 7 and CR 11 remain closed for emergency responders and equipment. Safety warnings for the public still remain in effect to shelter in place for areas affected by smoke that is being blown from the fire west of the site.