CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) — The mayor of Cudahy has given the all-clear for residents to resume normal water usage as of midnight Tuesday night after more than a day of restricted use as firefighters battled a huge fire in a meatpacking plant.
Mayor Ryan McCue had told residents Monday to conserve all the water they could because of the millions of gallons being poured on the fire at the Patrick Cudahy Inc. plant.
Though the fire was not yet out Tuesday evening, McCue said much less water was being used by firefighters, and the city's reserves were sufficient to return to normal usage as of midnight.
He also ended the city's state of emergency as of midnight. The designation had helped get more resources from county, state and federal governments to deal with the fire.