Landfill Fire Fills Neighborhoods With Smoke
January 21, 2013
A landfill fire is sending smoke and ash into adjacent neighborhoods in the Ensley area.
The fire broke out Friday night at the Cove Landfill on Raymer Street, directly behind Pine Meadow Elementary School. Area fire departments and landfill employees continued to work to contain the fire Saturday and Sunday, and the Florida Forest Service responded.
Just before noon Sunday, the Forest Service reported the fire to be about 2-3 acres in size with little advancement. Just after noon, fire crews from Ensley and Cantonment were called back to the scene to assist the forest service in battling the blaze.
The Forest Service said smoke will continue for some time in parts of the area. Residents in the immediate area report ash falling from the sky and covering vehicles.