Building at landfill catches fire

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At 12:33 p.m. Sunday June14 , 9-1-1 was notified that the County Transfer Station at the landfill was on fire.

Fire-Rescue arrived to find heavy smoke visible from the two-story metal building. The first unit set up in front of the facility. Multiple handlines and a Blitzfire monitor were set up to combat the fire. A drop tank was set up for water supply and tenders refilled from a pressurized hydrant two miles from the scene.

Upon further investigation, firefighters found that only the garbage inside the building was on fire and the structure was not involved.

Crews spent about one-and-half hours knocking down the flames in the large pile. Two firefighters in self-contained breathing apparatus, trained in heavy equipment operations, manned a backhoe and a front-end loader to move the pile of garage, which was eventually pushed through the dump hole in the back of the building and then moved outside.

A fire truck set up behind the building and used a deck gun to finish extinguishing the flames.

Units were on the scene for four hours.

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