El Dorado residents could not avoid the smell of fire and smoke in the air Monday morning as they traveled through town.

The El Dorado Public Works Department stated in a release that the city compost site had to close down due to a fire.

"Due to circumstances beyond our control, the city compost site is being closed due to a fire at the site. Citizens are encouraged to take material to the Butler County Landfill at SW 40th and Boyer Rd," stated the department. "We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we feel it is necessary to closed the site for the safety of the workers attempting to control the fire."