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Crews Battle Fire At Springfield Landfill

Crews battle a major fire at the Springfield Landfill Photo: Image by Chase Snider / KTTS News

Crews Battle Fire At Springfield Landfill

By Erika Brame. CREATED Jul 26, 2014

Springfield fire crews worked to contain a fire at the Springfield Landfill that started early Saturday evening.

Battalion Chief Kevin Smart says several acres of trash were on fire when crews arrived.

“Their main concern was to keep the fire from spreading over to a covering they have which they didn’t want to be damaged. It was very expensive. What we did was we did a pack at the leading edge of the fire. We held the fire there until they were able to cover everything with a layer of clay. “

Smart said another issue they faced was the need for water and they relied on several area fire departments to help bring in the supplies. He says they were there for over three hours. No word yet on what caused the fire.

Posted at 6:15 p.m.

Firefighters from Springfield and several other area fire departments are combating flames at the Springfield Landfill.

Reports from the scene are that several acres of trash are on fire.

They've called for extra trucks and water supplies. Smoke can be seen from several miles away.

KTTS News has a crew headed to the scene. Refresh this page and tune in to KTTS 94.7FM for live updates.

Erika Brame

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Erika Brame joined KTTS News in 2014. In addition to being a part of the KTTS 24-Hour News Center, she also teaches communication classes at Missouri State University.