Stubborn fire burns at Dallas landfill

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Posted on April 25, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 26 at 4:36 PM

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DALLAS — A fire that broke out at the McCommas Bluff landfill in East Oak Cliff early Sunday evening was still burning Monday morning.

Over 12 hours after the blaze began, firefighters were still on the scene, digging through debris as they searched for hot spots. Firefighter pulled out of the landfill before noon, leaving landfill employees to extinguish what was left of the blaze with bulldozers and water tanks.

Dallas firefighters began battling the stubborn fire the size of a football field Sunday evening.

A Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesperson said the first alarm went out at 6:15 p.m., and it continued to burn throughout the night and early morning. Officials said it was tough to extinguish because there were many hot spots involved.

Hazardous materials experts were called in as a precaution over concern about a gas well near the property at the northeast corner of Interstates 45 and 20, the DFR spokesperson said.

No injuries or evacuations were reported. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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