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Large landfill fire burning in Newberry Co.

Published: Sep. 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2014 at 8:01 PM EDT
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Large landfill fire burning near Newberry. (Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster)
Large landfill fire burning near Newberry. (Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster)

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A very large fire is burning at a Newberry County landfill, according to the Newberry County Sheriff's Department.

The blaze is burning at C & D Landfill, which is located on C & D Lane off of Kendall Road just west of Newberry.

The sheriff's department says the fire, though fully engulfed, has been contained.

After receiving numerous calls regarding a large cloud of black smoke in the area of Highway 121, emergency services were called and dispatched to the location.

Responding agencies have been able to get the fire under control.

According to the sheriff's department, the debris that is burning is from household construction material but is not hazardous material and therefore is not hazardous to the residents in the area.

"The fire is contained and there is no threat to the residents of the area, surrounding homes, or businesses," said Sheriff J. Lee Foster, who is on the scene.

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