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Landfill fire burns half an acre in Pulaski County

The fire has generated a considerable amount of smoke and decreased air quality in the area
Crews respond to landfill fire in Pulaski County Monday morning.
Crews respond to landfill fire in Pulaski County Monday morning.(Dublin Fire Department Assistant Chief Curtis Whitt)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 7:33 AM EDT
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DUBLIN, Va. (WDBJ) - Fire crews responded early Monday to a fire at Pulaski County’s landfill in Dublin.

Crews got a call about the fire at 7100 Cloyds Mountain Road around 5 a.m. According to the county’s emergency services coordinator, Brad Wright, the fire was contained after approximately half an acre burned. He said crews were remaining on site to do an extended cleanup.

Crews respond to landfill fire in Pulaski County Monday morning.
Crews respond to landfill fire in Pulaski County Monday morning.(Dublin Fire Department Assistant Chief Curtis Whitt)

A code red alert is underway for people living in the area of Highland Road due to smoke and decreased air quality caused by the fire. Those with illnesses should take precautions or stay indoors. Wright said smoke will continue to be visible in the Cloyds Mountain area.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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