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City says fire won’t impact repaving project

A fire earlier this week at an asphalt plant in Sitka is not expected to delay a major repaving project near two area schools.

On Monday morning, Sitka firefighters put out a major blaze at Aggregate Construction Inc. The company was heating asphalt on trailers when one of the heaters fell off its mount and ignited the trailer tires.

The material was to be used on a stretch of Baranof Street between Lincoln Street and Sawmill Creek Road. The street runs alongside Baranof Elementary School and Pacific High School.

Sitka Municipal Engineer Stephen Weatherman says the project is still on schedule. Curbs have been installed and paving could begin as early as Friday. The goal, he says, is to have the project wrapped up before students start school on Aug. 28.

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