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Crews extinguish blaze at Waste Management Landfill in the West Plains

The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday and damaged a $18.5 million 'tipper' unit used at the landfill.
Credit: Spokane Fire Department

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Fire District 10 crews extinguished a fire at the Waste Management Landfill on the West Plains early Sunday morning with assistance from crews from Fairchild Air Force Base.

KREM Reporter Casey Decker went to the landfill and spoke with officials about the blaze.

According to the Spokane Fire Department, the call for the fire came in at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. The fire was contained at about 6:30 a.m.

The landfill contains debris from construction demolition, according to Waste Management.

Lots of materials, including tires, burned in the fire. According to Waste Management, a $18,5 million dollar 'tipper', which is used to dump things into the landfill, was damaged in the fire.

No injuries occurred and crews are working to ensure all smolders are out and to determine a cause of the fire.

According to the fire department, this is the fourth fire at the landfill in the last year. 

Credit: Spokane Fire Department